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1dry/ˈdraɪ/adjective
drierdriest
1dry
/ˈdraɪ/
adjective
drierdriest
Learner's definition of DRY  
[also more dry; most dry]
: having no or very little water or liquid
   b : no longer wet
: having no rain or little rain
: not having the usual or desired amount of moisture
   b : having the moisture removed by cooking or some other process
: not producing a wet substance
◊ If there is not a dry eye in the house/room (etc.), everyone in a place is emotional or is affected deeply by something.
: no longer producing water, oil, etc.— often used figuratively
: served or eaten without butter, jam, etc.
of wine, sherry, etc. : not sweet
: not interesting, exciting, or emotional
: funny or clever but expressed in a quiet or serious way
10 : not having or offering alcoholic beverages
   b : not allowing alcoholic beverages
   c : not drinking alcoholic beverages

high and dry

— see 2high

home and dry

— see 2home

keep your powder dry

— see 1powder

milk/bleed/suck (someone or something) dry

informal
: to take or use up everything from (someone or something)

— dryness

noun,[noncount]
2dry/ˈdraɪ/verb
driesdrieddrying
2dry
/ˈdraɪ/
verb
driesdrieddrying
Learner's definition of DRY  
[+ object] : to remove water or moisture from (something or someone): to make (something or someone) dry
   b [no object] : to make plates, dishes, pots, etc., dry by rubbing them with a towel
[no object] : to become dry
— see also air-drydrip-dryfreeze-dry

dry off

[phrasal verb]
: to become dry
   b : to make your body dry
dry off (someone or something) or dry (someone or something) off : to make (someone or something) dry

dry out

[phrasal verb]
: to become dry
dry out (something) or dry (something) out : to make (something) dry
informal : to stop using drugs or alcohol for a period of time especially by going to a special kind of hospital

dry up

[phrasal verb]
: to become completely dry
dry up (something) or dry (something) up : to make (something) dry
informal : to go away or disappear completely
dry up (something) or dry (something) up : to cause the supply of (something) to go away or disappear
informal + impolite — used as a command to tell someone to stop talking

hang (someone or something) out to dry

— see hang out at 1hang
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