ˌdry (sth) ˈup

ˌdry (sth) ˈup
phrasal verb
if something dries up, or if it is dried up, all the water comes out of it
The land had dried up and no crops would grow.[/ex]

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  • ˌdry (sth) ˈout — phrasal verb if something dries out, or if it is dried out, some or all the water comes out of it Water the plant regularly to stop the soil from drying out.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • dry something out — ˌdry ˈout | ˌdry sthˈout derived to become or to allow sth to become dry, in a way that is not wanted • Water the plant regularly, never letting the soil dry out. • Hot sun and cold winds can soon dry out your skin. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry something up — ˌdry ˈup | ˌdry sthˈup derived (BrE) to dry dishes with a towel after you have washed them • I ll wash and you can dry up. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry — 1 /draI/ adjective comparative driersuperlative driest 1 NOT WET without water or liquid inside or on the surface: The floor was made of hard dry earth. | The paint isn t dry yet be careful! | Can you check if the washing s dry? | shake/rub/wipe… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry — dry1 W2S2 [draı] adj comparative drier superlative driest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not wet)¦ 2¦(weather)¦ 3 dry mouth/skin/lips/hair etc 4 run/go dry 5¦(humour)¦ 6¦(boring)¦ 7 dry cough 8 dry wine/sherr …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry*/*/*/ — [draɪ] adj I 1) something that is dry has little or no water or other liquid inside or on it Ant: wet Are your hands dry?[/ex] Vegetables should be stored in a cool dry place.[/ex] 2) with no rain Ant: wet warm dry places like southern Spain[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • dry somebody off — ˌdry ˈoff | ˌdry sb/sthˈoff derived to become dry or make sth dry • We went swimming and then lay in the sun to dry off. • We dried our boots off by the fire. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry something off — ˌdry ˈoff | ˌdry sb/sthˈoff derived to become dry or make sth dry • We went swimming and then lay in the sun to dry off. • We dried our boots off by the fire. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry-clean — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: back formation from dry cleaning : to subject to dry cleaning * * * ˌdry ˈclean [dry clean dry cleans dry cleaned dry cleaning] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, completely, properly, thoroughly ▪ Wait until the paint has completely dried. ▪ Always dry clothes thoroughly before you wear them again. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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