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towel down

1. To dry off with a towel. I barely had time to towel down before I had to get dressed and rush out the door to work.
2. To rub someone or something with a towel in order to make them or it dry. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "towel" and "down." We'd better get going. Will you get the kids out of the pool and towel them down? I finished washing it, but I still need to towel down the car.
See also: down, towel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

towel someone or something down

to rub someone or something dry with a towel. The mother toweled her child down and dressed her in clean clothes. She toweled down the child gently. Towel down the dog. He's wet and shaking.
See also: down, towel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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