One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbtumble-drying, tumble-dried, tumble-dries[with object]
Dry (washed clothes) by spinning them in hot air inside a dryer.
- ‘No-one in my family likes the feel of jeans when they've been tumble-dried so I brave the cold to hang them up.’
- ‘The bedding can be washed in a washing machine and tumble-dried, if necessary.’
- ‘I thought they were a bit tight when I put them on, but then they always are after I've washed and tumble-dried them.’
- ‘I wash and tumble-dry everything over the weekend.’
- ‘Their uniforms are washed and tumble-dried every night, but on the way to school they find everything they can to get as dirty as possible.’
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