To dry up a cow
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 tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay. [1913 Webster]

{To dry up}. (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of water; to consume. [1913 Webster]

Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. -- Is. v. 13. [1913 Webster]

The water of the sea, which formerly covered it, was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun. --Woodward. (b) To make to cease, as a stream of talk. [1913 Webster]

Their sources of revenue were dried up. -- Jowett (Thucyd. )

{To dry a cow}, or {To dry up a cow}, to cause a cow to cease secreting milk. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • To dry up — 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

  • To dry a cow — 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 — 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

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