Become+dry

  • 1 dry — [drī] adj. drier, driest [ME drie < OE dryge, akin to Ger trocken, Du droog < IE * dhereugh , fast, firm, solid (< base * dher , to hold out, hold fast > FIRM1)] 1. not watery; not under water [dry land] 2. having no moisture; not wet …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 dry — ► ADJECTIVE (drier, driest) 1) free from moisture or liquid. 2) not yielding water, oil, or milk. 3) without grease or other moisturizer or lubricator. 4) dully factual. 5) unemotional or undemonstrative. 6) (o …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 dry out — {v. phr.} To cure an alcoholic. * /A longtime alcoholic. Uncle Steve is now in the hospital getting dried out./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 9 dry out — {v. phr.} To cure an alcoholic. * /A longtime alcoholic. Uncle Steve is now in the hospital getting dried out./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 dry — /draɪ / (say druy) adjective (drier, driest) 1. free from moisture; not moist; not wet. 2. not in or under the waters of the sea, rivers, etc.: the dry land. 3. having little or no rain: a dry climate; a dry season. 4. characterised by absence,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 dry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. arid, thirsty (see dryness); barren, sterile; humorless, grave. See impotence, weariness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having little or no moisture] Syn. arid, parched, waterless, dried up, evaporated …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 dry — dryable, adj. dryly, adv. dryness, n. /druy/, adj., drier, driest, v., dried, drying, n., pl. drys, dries. adj …

    Universalium

  • 15 dry — dry1 [ draı ] adjective *** ▸ 1 with no water in/on it ▸ 2 without rain ▸ 3 hair/skin: rough ▸ 4 food: with little liquid ▸ 5 joking in serious way ▸ 6 writing: boring/serious ▸ 7 thirsty ▸ 8 alcohol: not sweet ▸ 9 used about a child ▸ 10 without …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 dry — adj., v., & n. adj. (drier; driest) 1 free from moisture, not wet, esp.: a with any moisture having evaporated, drained, or been wiped away (the clothes are not dry yet). b (of the eyes) free from tears. c (of a climate etc.) with insufficient… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 dry — I UK [draɪ] / US adjective Word forms dry : adjective dry comparative dryer superlative dryest *** 1) a) something that is dry has no water in it or on it Is the grass dry enough to cut? Vegetables should be stored in a cool dry place.… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 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

  • 19 dry out — verb 1. become dry or drier (Freq. 2) The laundry dries in the sun • Syn: ↑dry • Derivationally related forms: ↑drier (for: ↑dry) • …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 dry off — transitive verb : to develop dormancy in (a plant) by withholding water * * * ˌdry ˈoff [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dry off present participle drying off …

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