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rag, dishcloth, floorcloth, wipe, sponge, dusterView synonyms
- ‘She handed me the washrag and ran out of the room.’
- ‘He lay still beneath his covers and his washrag.’
- ‘I'm gonna get some wet washrags to wash up those nasty cuts.’
- ‘Evan's mom came back with, like she said, a damp washrag and a bandaid.’
- ‘My mother, always keen to take action, scrubbed his tongue with a washrag.’
- ‘I snatched a washrag from the towel rack so hard I snapped myself.’
- ‘The humidity had him feeling like a damp washrag by the time Sam wriggled his way through the vines and over clumps of rocks, fallen coconuts, and other debris.’
- ‘She grabbed the nearest washrag and began to pat her face with it, trying to calm down.’
- ‘Elle slammed the washrag she held in her hand into the sink.’
- ‘She took the soaked washrag that had been lying on her chest, and threw it into the sink.’
- ‘Well, after the rain had stopped I decided to take my washrag and soap outside.’
- ‘She grabbed the little washrag, dried her hands, and then dried the counter before putting it back.’
- ‘There are clean towels and washrags under the sink and shampoo is already in the shower.’
- ‘I just want to know how it is that you comb your hair with a washrag so successfully.’
- ‘She went into the bathroom and got some hot water, a washrag, and some bandages.’
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