[Vocabulary] what's the verb in this case?

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1) If I want to mean that someone, maybe after a shower or a bath, uses a piece of his/her robe to get dried, what's the verb you use in English?

I think it could be one of these: to dry off, or maybe because I use a robe or a towel to remove the water on my body, to wipe off...any more?

2) And if I use a hairdryer to remove the water I have on my body?

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1) If I want to mean that someone, maybe after a shower or a bath, uses a piece of his/her robe to get dried, what's the verb you use in English?

I think it could be one of these: to dry off, or maybe because I use a robe or a towel to remove the water on my body, to wipe off...any more?

2) And if I use a hairdryer to remove the water I have on my body?

Thank you.

You could say that you dried off using your bathrobe. You could say that you wiped off some of the water with your bathrobe.

If you used a hairdryer to dry your body after a shower, I would probably question your sanity! ;-)
 

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:lol: Thank you for your answer.
what I meant with question n°2 is the following: if, after using the robe to dry me off, I feel that my body is still wet and I want to warm me up using a hairdryer, what verb should I use?;-)
 

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Trust me, we really don't have a word for that. I don't know anyone who would do it. If you want to warm up after a bath or a shower, put some warm clothes on!
 

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Do you have a verb in Italian for 'dry off, if my body still feels wet and I want to warm up with a hair-drier, after using a towel/robe for initial drying'?
 

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Do you have a verb in Italian for 'dry off, if my body still feels wet and I want to warm up with a hair-drier, after using a towel/robe for initial drying'?

Actually, I do not have a verb in Italian either. I can just use a phrase or a sentence like: I warm my body up with the hairdryer, or I dry me off with the hairdryer...just these two opportunities. ;-)
 
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