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dry verb

ADV. carefully, completely, thoroughly Wait until the paint has completely dried. Always dry clothes thoroughly before you wear them again. | quickly | slowly | naturally | off, out We left the wood in the shed to dry out.

VERB + DRY allow sth to, leave sth to, let sth It's best to let your hair dry naturally. PHRASAL VERBS dry up

1 become empty of water

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

2 be no longer available

ADV. completely Funds have completely dried up. | virtually