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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

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

— dryness

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-dry, drip-dry, freeze-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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