dry


dry
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verb
ADVERB
carefully, completely, properly, thoroughly

Wait until the paint has completely dried.

Always dry clothes thoroughly before you wear them again.

partially
quickly, rapidly
slowly
naturally
off, out

We left the wood in the shed to dry out.

overnight

Allow the paper to dry overnight.

VERB + DRY
allow sth to, leave sth to, let sth

It's best to let your hair dry naturally.

PHRASAL VERB
dry up
1 become empty of water
ADVERB
completely

It's been so hot this year that the pond has dried up completely.

2 be no longer available
ADVERB
completely

Funds have completely dried up.

virtually
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adj.
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem
become, get, go, run

Come into the warm and get dry, both of you.

Ruth felt her mouth go dry.

The wells in most villages in the region have run dry.

Vaccine supplies started to run dry as the flu outbreak reached epidemic proportions. (figurative)

keep, remain, stay

We managed to keep dry by huddling in a doorway.

There is every prospect of the weather remaining dry this week.

pat sb/sth, rub sb/sth, towel sb

Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry.

Towel yourself dry before getting dressed.

bleed sb, milk sb, squeeze sb, suck sb (all figurative)

The big corporations are bleeding some of these small countries dry (= taking all their money).

keep sth

This type of wound is best kept dry without a dressing.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
bone, completely, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally

The river was bone dry.

Make sure the paint is thoroughly dry.

almost, nearly
barely, hardly, scarcely (often figurative)

The ink was scarcely dry on the agreement before fighting broke out again.

mainly, mostly

The day will start bright and mainly dry.

a little, slightly, etc.
reasonably (esp. BrE), relatively
Dry is used with these nouns: ↑air, ↑biscuit, ↑bone, ↑cargo, ↑champagne, ↑cider, ↑climate, ↑cloth, ↑clothes, ↑condition, ↑cough, ↑desert, ↑diaper, ↑dirt, ↑earth, ↑evening, ↑eye, ↑food, ↑grass, ↑ground, ↑hair, ↑heat, ↑humour, ↑ingredient, ↑land, ↑laugh, ↑leaf, ↑lip, ↑milk, ↑month, ↑mouth, ↑mud, ↑mustard, ↑paint, ↑patch, ↑run, ↑sand, ↑sarcasm, ↑scalp, ↑season, ↑sense of humour, ↑sherry, ↑slope, ↑sob, ↑soil, ↑spell, ↑sponge, ↑storage, ↑store, ↑summer, ↑throat, ↑toast, ↑tone, ↑towel, ↑twig, ↑weather, ↑well, ↑wine, ↑wit

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  • dry — [ draj ] adj. inv. et n. m. • 1877; mot angl. « sec » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Sec, en parlant du champagne, du vermouth. ⇒aussi extra dry. 2 ♦ N. m. (1951) Cocktail au gin et au vermouth. ⇒ martini. Des drys ou des dry …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Dry — Dry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drying}.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See {Dry}, a.] To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dry up — {v.} 1. To become dry. * /The reservoir dried up during the four month drought./ 2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating. * /The Senator s influence dried up when he was voted out of office./ 3. {slang} To stop talking. Often used as a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dry up — {v.} 1. To become dry. * /The reservoir dried up during the four month drought./ 2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating. * /The Senator s influence dried up when he was voted out of office./ 3. {slang} To stop talking. Often used as a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dry — 〈[ draı] Adj.〉 trocken, herb, ohne Zuckerzusatz (Wein, Sekt) [engl.] * * * dry [dra̮i ] <indekl. Adj.; nachgestellt [engl. dry, verw. mit ↑ trocken]: (von Sekt, Wein o. Ä.) herb, trocken. * * * dry   [draɪ; englisch »trocken«],     …   Universal-Lexikon


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