towel down(redirected from towels something 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.
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.