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dry

 (drī)
adj. dri·er (drī′ər), dri·est (drī′ĭst) or dry·er or dry·est
1. Free from liquid or moisture: changed to dry clothes.
2.
a. Having or characterized by little or no rain: a dry climate.
b. Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture: a dry month.
3.
a. Not under water: dry land.
b. Having all the water or liquid drained away, evaporated, or exhausted: a dry river.
4.
a. No longer yielding liquid, especially milk: a dry cow.
b. Not producing a liquid substance that is normally produced: dry heaves.
c. Not shedding tears: dry sobs.
d. Needing moisture or drink: a dry mouth.
5. No longer wet: The paint is dry.
6. Of or relating to solid rather than liquid substances or commodities: dry weight.
7. Not sweet as a result of the decomposition of sugar during fermentation. Used of wines.
8. Having a large proportion of strong liquor to other ingredients: a dry martini.
9. Eaten or served without butter, gravy, or other garnish: dry toast; dry meat.
10. Having no adornment or coloration; plain: the dry facts.
11. Devoid of bias or personal concern: presented a dry critique.
12.
a. Lacking tenderness, warmth, or involvement; severe: The actor gave a dry reading of the lines.
b. Matter-of-fact or indifferent in manner: rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical tone.
13. Wearisome; dull: a dry lecture filled with trivial details.
14. Humorous in an understated or unemotional way: dry wit.
15. Prohibiting or opposed to the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages: a dry county.
16. Unproductive of the expected results: a mind dry of new ideas.
17. Constructed without mortar or cement: dry masonry.
v. dried (drīd), dry·ing, dries (drīz)
v.tr.
1. To remove the moisture from; make dry: laundry dried by the sun.
2. To preserve (meat or other foods, for example) by extracting the moisture.
v.intr.
To become dry: The sheets dried quickly in the sun.
n. pl. drys Informal
A prohibitionist.
Phrasal Verbs:
dry out Informal
To undergo a cure for alcoholism.
dry up
1. To make or become unproductive, especially to do so gradually.
2. Informal To stop talking. Used especially in the imperative.

[Middle English drie, from Old English drȳge.]

dry′ly, dri′ly adv.
dry′ness n.
Synonyms: dry, dehydrate, desiccate, parch
These verbs mean to remove the moisture from: drying the dishes; added water to eggs that were dehydrated; a factory where coconut meat is shredded and desiccated; land parched by the sun. See Also Synonyms at sour.
Antonym: moisten

dry

(draɪ)
adj, drier, driest, dryer or dryest
1. lacking moisture; not damp or wet
2. (Physical Geography) having little or no rainfall
3. not in or under water: dry land.
4. having the water drained away or evaporated: a dry river.
5. (Zoology) not providing milk: a dry cow.
6. (of the eyes) free from tears
7.
a. informal in need of a drink; thirsty
b. causing thirst: dry work.
8. (Cookery) eaten without butter, jam, etc: dry toast.
9. (Brewing) (of a wine, cider, etc) not sweet
10. (Pathology) pathol not accompanied by or producing a mucous or watery discharge: a dry cough.
11. consisting of solid as opposed to liquid substances or commodities
12. without adornment; plain: dry facts.
13. lacking interest or stimulation: a dry book.
14. lacking warmth or emotion; cold: a dry greeting.
15. (of wit or humour) shrewd and keen in an impersonal, sarcastic, or laconic way
16. opposed to or prohibiting the sale of alcoholic liquor for human consumption: a dry area.
17. (Agriculture) NZ (of a ewe) without a lamb after the mating season
18. (Electrical Engineering) electronics (of a soldered electrical joint) imperfect because the solder has not adhered to the metal, thus reducing conductance
vb, dries, drying or dried
19. (when: intr, often foll by off) to make or become dry or free from moisture
20. (Cookery) (tr) to preserve (meat, vegetables, fruit, etc) by removing the moisture
n, pl drys or dries
21. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal Brit a Conservative politician who is considered to be a hard-liner. Compare wet10
22. (Physical Geography) the dry informal Austral the dry season
23. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US and Canadian an informal word for prohibitionist
[Old English drӯge; related to Old High German truckan, Old Norse draugr dry wood]
ˈdryable adj
ˈdryness n

dry

(draɪ)

adj. dri•er, dri•est, adj.
1. free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet.
2. having or characterized by little or no rain: the dry season.
3. characterized by absence, deficiency, or failure of natural or ordinary moisture.
4. not under, in, or on water: to be on dry land.
5. not now containing or yielding water or other liquid; depleted or empty of liquid: The well is dry.
6. not yielding milk: a dry cow.
7. free from tears: dry eyes.
8. drained or evaporated away: a dry river.
9. desiring drink; thirsty.
10. causing thirst: dry work.
11. served or eaten without butter, jam, etc.: dry toast.
12. (of bread, rolls, etc.) stale.
13. of or pertaining to nonliquid substances or commodities: dry measure; dry provisions.
14. dehydrated.
15. (esp. of wines) not sweet.
16. (of a cocktail) made with dry vermouth, esp. a relatively small amount.
17. characterized by or favoring prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors for use in beverages: a dry state.
18. free from the use of alcoholic drink; sober.
19. plain; bald; unadorned: dry facts.
20. dull; uninteresting: a dry subject.
21. expressed in a straight-faced, matter-of-fact way: dry humor.
22. indifferent; cold; unemotional: a dry answer.
23. unproductive: The greatest of artists have dry years.
24. (of lumber) fully seasoned.
25.
a. (of masonry construction) built without fresh mortar or cement.
b. (of a wall, ceiling, etc., in an interior) finished without the use of fresh plaster.
v.t.
26. to make dry; free from moisture: to dry the dishes.
v.i.
27. to become dry; lose moisture.
28. dry out, to undergo detoxification after drug or alcohol abuse.
29. dry up,
a. to cease to exist; evaporate.
b. Informal. to stop talking.
c. (in acting) to forget one's lines or part.
n.
30. a prohibitionist.
31. a dry area.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English drȳge; akin to Middle Dutch drōghe, Old High German trockan; compare drought]
dry′a•ble, adj.
dry′ly, adv.
dry′ness, n.
syn: dry, arid both mean without moisture. dry is the general word indicating absence of water or freedom from moisture, which may be favorable or unfavorable: a dry well; a dry bath towel. arid suggests intense dryness in a region or climate, resulting in bareness or in barrenness: arid tracts of desert.

dry


Past participle: dried
Gerund: drying

Imperative
dry
dry
Present
I dry
you dry
he/she/it dries
we dry
you dry
they dry
Preterite
I dried
you dried
he/she/it dried
we dried
you dried
they dried
Present Continuous
I am drying
you are drying
he/she/it is drying
we are drying
you are drying
they are drying
Present Perfect
I have dried
you have dried
he/she/it has dried
we have dried
you have dried
they have dried
Past Continuous
I was drying
you were drying
he/she/it was drying
we were drying
you were drying
they were drying
Past Perfect
I had dried
you had dried
he/she/it had dried
we had dried
you had dried
they had dried
Future
I will dry
you will dry
he/she/it will dry
we will dry
you will dry
they will dry
Future Perfect
I will have dried
you will have dried
he/she/it will have dried
we will have dried
you will have dried
they will have dried
Future Continuous
I will be drying
you will be drying
he/she/it will be drying
we will be drying
you will be drying
they will be drying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drying
you have been drying
he/she/it has been drying
we have been drying
you have been drying
they have been drying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drying
you will have been drying
he/she/it will have been drying
we will have been drying
you will have been drying
they will have been drying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drying
you had been drying
he/she/it had been drying
we had been drying
you had been drying
they had been drying
Conditional
I would dry
you would dry
he/she/it would dry
we would dry
you would dry
they would dry
Past Conditional
I would have dried
you would have dried
he/she/it would have dried
we would have dried
you would have dried
they would have dried

dry

Used to distinguish measures of dry (solid) volume as opposed to liquid (fluid) volume.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry - a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
Verb1.dry - remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
dry up, exsiccate, dehydrate, desiccate - lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
dehydrate, desiccate - remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
spin-dry - dry (clothes) by spinning and making use of centrifugal forces
tumble dry - dry by spinning with hot air inside a cylinder; "These fabrics are delicate and cannot be tumbled dry"
spray-dry - dry by bringing into the form of a spray, through contact with a hot gas
dehumidify - make less humid; "The air conditioner dehumidifies the air in the summer"
parch, sear - cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth"
rough-dry - dry without smoothing or ironing; "rough-dry the laundry"
blow-dry - dry hair with a hair dryer
drip-dry - dry by hanging up wet
air - expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
2.dry - become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
scorch - become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
run dry, dry out - become empty of water; "The river runs dry in the summer"
Adj.1.dry - free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
2.dry - humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
3.dry - lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint"
wet - containing moisture or volatile components; "wet paint"
4.dry - opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
wet - supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "a wet candidate running on a wet platform"; "a wet county"
5.dry - not producing milk; "a dry cow"
lactating, wet - producing or secreting milk; "a wet nurse"; "a wet cow"; "lactating cows"
6.dry - (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
nonsweet, sugarless - not containing sugar
sour - having a sharp biting taste
sweet - (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; "sweet dessert wines"
7.dry - without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
phlegmy - characterized by phlegm; "a phlegmy discharge"
8.dry - not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
dry-eyed, tearless - free from tears
9.dry - lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown
unexciting, unstimulating - not stimulating
10.dry - used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"
solid - of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state"
11.dry - unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
unproductive - not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
12.dry - having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
13.dry - (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
14.dry - having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
alcoholic - characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks"
15.dry - lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
unemotional - unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
16.dry - practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
sober - not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

dry

adjective
2. dried, crisp, withered, brittle, shrivelled, crispy, parched, desiccated, sun-baked She heard the rustle of dry leaves.
3. thirsty, dehydrated, parched, dying of thirst, gasping, longing for a drink She was suddenly dry.
4. alcohol-free, teetotal, abstinent, clean, on the wagon (informal), prohibitionist, non-drinking Gujerat is a dry state.
5. sarcastic, cutting, sharp, keen, cynical, low-key, sly, sardonic, deadpan, droll, ironical, quietly humorous He is renowned for his dry wit.
8. plain, simple, bare, basic, pure, stark, unembellished an infuriating list of dry facts and dates
9. dried out, old, hard, stale, dehydrated, overcooked, past its best The meat was dry, shrunk on the bone
verb
1. drain, make dry, remove the water from, wipe, dab dry, rub dry Wash and dry the lettuce.
2. (often with out) dehydrate, make dry, desiccate, bake, sear, parch, dehumidify, remove the moisture from They bought a machine to dry the wood and cut costs.
dehydrate wet, moisten
dry out become sober, give up drinking, give up alcohol, go on the wagon, become teetotal, overcome alcoholism He checked into hospital to dry out.
dry up or out
1. become dry, harden, wither, mummify, shrivel up, wizen The pollen dries up and becomes hard.
2. dwindle, decline, disappear, run out, diminish, decrease, lessen, wane, subside, ebb, die out, fade away, peter out, taper off Credit from foreign banks is drying up.

dry

adjective
1. Having little or no liquid or moisture:
2. Having little or no precipitation:
3. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
4. Needing or desiring drink:
Archaic: athirst.
5. Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids:
6. Without addition, decoration, or qualification:
7. With little or no emotion or expression:
verb
1. To make or become free of moisture.Also used with out:
2. To make or become physically hard:
phrasal verb
dry up
1. To make or become no longer fresh or shapely because of loss of moisture:
2. To make or become no longer active or productive:
Translations
جافجاف، ناشِف، ساخِرجافّغَيْر حُلوغَيْر حَيَوي، غَيْر مُمْتِع
suchýsušitutíratschnoutsuchopárný
tørtørrekedelig
seka
kuiv
kuivakuivatakuivattaakuivuavedetön
suhsušiti
szárítszáradszárazfanyarmegszárít
kering
launhæîinnòorna; òurrkaòurr, leiîinleguròurr; òurrkaîuròurrt
乾かす乾燥させる乾燥した
건조시키다마른
chemiškai valytidžiovintidžiovintuvasdžiūtiišdžiovinti
garlaicīgsizkalstizkaltisizžūtneinteresants
suchýuschnúťutierať
obrisatiposušitiposušiti sesuh
torkatorr
แห้งทำให้แห้ง
kurukuru makkurutmakseksert olmayan
khôsấy khô

dry

[draɪ]
A. ADJ (drier (compar) (driest (superl)))
1. (= not moist) [clothes, paint, leaves, weather] → seco; [climate] → árido, seco
it was warm and dry yesterday afternoonayer hizo una tarde cálida y seca
wait till the glue is dryespere a que la cola se seque
he rubbed himself dry with a towelse secó frotándose con una toalla
her throat/mouth was dry; she had a dry throat/mouthtenía la garganta/boca seca
his mouth was dry with feartenía la boca seca de miedo
her eyes were dry (= without tears) → no había lágrimas en sus ojos
there wasn't a dry eye in the houseno había nadie que no estuviera llorando
for dry skin/hairpara piel seca/pelo seco
"keep in a dry place"mantener en un lugar seco
dry bread (without butter) → pan m sin mantequilla; (stale) → pan m seco
a dry coughuna tos seca
to get drysecarse
on dry landen tierra firme
to run dry [river, well] → secarse; [inspiration] → agotarse
to wipe sth drysecar algo (con un trapo)
as dry as a bonemás seco que una pasa
2. (= thirsty) to be or feel drytener sedestar seco
3. (= prohibiting alcohol) [country, state] → seco
due to a storm, the island was dry for a weeka causa de una tormenta, durante una semana no hubo ni una gota de alcohol en la isla
4. (= wry) [humour, wit] → mordaz; [laugh] → sardónico
he has a very dry sense of humourtiene un sentido del humor muy mordaz or cargado de ironía
5. (= harsh) it broke with a dry snapping soundse rompió con un ruido seco
6. (= uninteresting) [lecture, subject, book] → árido; [voice] → seco
as dry as dustterriblemente árido
7. (= not sweet) [wine, sherry, cider] → seco; [champagne] → brut, seco
a dry white wineun vino blanco seco
8. (= not producing milk) the old cow went dryla vaca vieja se quedó sin leche
B. N the dry (Brit) → lo seco
such cars grip the road well, even in the dryestos coches se agarran bien al firme, incluso en seco
come on into the drymétete aquí que no llueve
C. VTsecar
to dry one's hands/eyessecarse las manos/las lágrimas
to dry the dishessecar los platos
to dry o.ssecarse
D. VI
1. (= become dry) → secarse
leave it to drydéjalo que se seque
would you rather wash or dry?¿prefieres lavar o secar?
2. (esp Brit) (Theat) → quedarse en blanco
E. CPD dry cell Npila f seca
dry cleaner's Ntintorería f, tinte m (Sp)
dry cleaning Nlimpieza f en seco
dry dock Ndique m seco
dry fly N (Fishing) → mosca f seca
dry ginger Nginebra f seca
dry goods NPL (US) → artículos mpl de confección
dry goods store N (US) → mercería f
dry ice Nnieve f carbónica
dry measure Nmedida f para áridos
dry rot N putrefacción seca de la madera causada por un hongo
dry run N (fig) → ensayo m
the dry season Nla estación seca
dry shampoo Nchampú m seco
dry shave N to have a dry shaveafeitarse en seco
dry ski slope Npista f artificial de esquí
dry stone wall Nmuro m seco
dry off
A. VI + ADV [clothes etc] → secarse
B. VT + ADVsecar
dry out
A. VI + ADV
1. (lit) (= dry) → secarse
2. (fig) [alcoholic] → seguir una cura de desintoxicación de alcohol
B. VT + ADV
1. (lit) (= dry) [+ clothes, ground, food, skin] → secar
2. (fig) [+ alcoholic] → curar del alcoholismo
dry up VI + ADV
1. [river, well] → secarse; [moisture] → evaporarse, desaparecer; [source of supply] → agotarse
2. (= dry the dishes) → secar los platos
3. (= fall silent) [speaker] → callarse
dry up!¡cierra el pico!

dry

[ˈdraɪ]
adj
(not wet) [clothes, paint, towel] → sec(sèche)
The paint isn't dry yet → La peinture n'est pas encore sèche.
(lacking water) [river, well] → à sec, tari(e)
(not oily) [hair, skin] → sec(sèche)
(= rainless) [day, night, period] → sans pluie
a long dry period → une longue période sans pluie
(not sweet) [wine] → sec(sèche)
(= wry) [humour] → pince-sans-rire inv
(= unapproachable) [book, style] → aride, rébarbatif/ive
vt
(= remove moisture from) [+ hair, eyes, hands] → sécher; [+ food] → sécher
to dry one's hair → se sécher les cheveux
I haven't dried my hair yet → Je ne me suis pas encore séché les cheveux.
to dry one's hands → se sécher les mains
to dry one's eyes → se sécher les yeux
[+ clothes] → faire sécher
There's nowhere to dry clothes here → Il n'y a pas d'endroit où faire sécher les vêtements ici.
(= wipe) → essuyer
to dry the dishes → essuyer la vaisselle
visécher
The washing will dry quickly in the sun → Le linge va sécher vite au soleil.
dry off
vi (= get dry) → sécher
vt sep (= make dry) → sécher
dry out
vi (= get dry) → s'assécher
vt sep (= make dry) [+ soil] → sécher
dry up
vi
(= lose water) [reservoir, well] → se tarir
(= come to an end) [supply, activity] → s'arrêter
[speaker] → sécher, rester sec
(= wipe dishes) → essuyer la vaisselle
vt sep
to dry up the dishes → essuyer la vaisselledry-as-dust [ˌdraɪəzˈdʌst] adjaridedry-clean [ˌdraɪˈkliːn] vtnettoyer à secdry-cleaner [ˌdraɪˈkliːnər] dry-cleaner's nteinturier mdry-cleaning [ˌdraɪˈkliːnɪŋ] nnettoyage m à secdry dock ncale f sèche, bassin m de radoub

dry

vt pret, ptp <dried> → trocknen; fruit alsodörren; skinabtrocknen; to dry oneselfsich abtrocknen; he dried his hands/feeter trocknete sich (dat)die Hände/Füße ab, er trocknete seine Hände/Füße ab; to dry the dishesdas Geschirr abtrocknen; to dry one’s eyessich (dat)die Tränen abwischen
vi
(= become dry)trocknen; the washing was hanging up to dry in the sundie Wäsche trocknete in der Sonne
(= dry dishes)abtrocknen
adj
thing, weather, period, countrytrocken; soil, river, lakeausgetrocknet; wellversiegt; to run dry (river) → austrocknen; (well) → versiegen; dry period or spellTrockenperiode f; the dry seasondie Trockenzeit; to rub oneself drysich abrubbeln; to rub something dryetw abtrocknen or trocken reiben; to wipe something dryetw abtrocknen or trocken wischen; as dry as a boneknochentrocken; dry shampooTrockenshampoo nt ? high ADJ a
mouth, throat, lips, eyes, coughtrocken; to feel/be dry (inf: = thirsty) → Durst haben, eine trockene Kehle haben; there wasn’t a dry eye in the housees blieb kein Auge trocken
(Cook) ingredientstrocken; dry mustardSenfpulver nt; dry breadtrocken Brot
cowtrockenstehend; her breasts are drysie hat keine Milch
(inf: = anti-alcohol) state, countryalkoholfrei
(= ironic, wry) humour, wittrocken
voiceausdruckslos; soundtrocken; her voice was harsh and dryihre Stimme klang hart und trocken
(= uninspired, dull) book, speech, lecturetrocken; as dry as dusttodlangweilig, knochentrocken (inf)
wine, sherry, cidertrocken
n in the dryim Trockenen; come into the drykomm ins Trockene; to give something a dryetw trocknen

dry

:
dry-as-dust
dry battery
n (Elec) → Trockenbatterie f
dry cell
n (Elec) → Trockenelement nt
dry cell battery
dry-clean
vtchemisch reinigen; to have a dress dryedein Kleid chemisch reinigen lassen; “dry-clean only” (on label) → chemisch reinigen!
vi will it dry?lässt es sich chemisch reinigen?
dry-cleaner’s
dry-cleaning
dry dock
n (Naut) → Trockendock nt

dry

:
dry farming
nTrockenfarmsystem nt
dry-fly fishing
nTrockenfliegenfischen nt
dry ginger
n (mixer) → Ingwerlimonade f
dry goods
pl (Comm) → Kurzwaren pl
dry ice
nTrockeneis nt

dry

:
dry nurse
dry-roasted
adj peanutstrocken geröstet
dry rot
n(Haus- or Holz)schwamm m
dry run
nProbe f; (Mil) → Trockentraining nt
dry-shod
adj, advmit trockenen Füßen; to cross something dryetw trockenen Fußes überqueren
dry ski slope
nTrockenskipiste f
dry-stone wall
nBruchsteinmauer f
dry valley
nTrockental nt
dry weight

dry

[draɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (gen) → secco/a; (clothes) → asciutto/a; (day) → senza pioggia; (battery) → a secco
on dry land → sulla terraferma
as dry as a bone → completamente asciutto/a
to be dry (thirsty) → avere la gola secca
the reservoir ran dry → il lago artificiale si è prosciugato
b. (humour) a dry sense of humourun senso dell'umorismo all'inglese; (uninteresting, lecture, subject) → poco avvincente
2. vt (subj, person, hair, hands, clothes, child) → asciugare; (herbs, figs, flowers) → far seccare; (subj, sun, wind) → seccare
to dry one's hands/hair/eyes → asciugarsi le mani/i capelli/gli occhi
to dry the dishes → asciugare i piatti
to dry o.s → asciugarsi
3. viasciugarsi
dry off
1. vi + adv (clothes etc) → asciugarsi
2. vt + advasciugare
dry out
1. vi + advseccarsi; (alcoholic) → disintossicarsi
2. vt + advasciugare
dry up vi + adv
a. (river, well) → seccarsi; (moisture) → asciugarsi; (source of supply) → esaurirsi; (fig, imagination) → inaridirsi
b. (dry the dishes) → asciugare (i piatti)
c. (fall silent, speaker) → azzittirsi
dry up! (fam) → chiudi il becco!

dry

(drai) adjective
1. having little, or no, moisture, sap, rain etc. The ground is very dry; The leaves are dry and withered; I need to find dry socks for the children.
2. uninteresting and not lively. a very dry book.
3. (of humour or manner) quiet, restrained. a dry wit.
4. (of wine) not sweet.
verbpast tense, past participle dried
to (cause to) become dry. I prefer drying dishes to washing them; The clothes dried quickly in the sun.
dried adjective
(of food) having had moisture removed for the purpose of preservation. dried flowers; dried fruit.
ˈdrier, ˈdryer noun
a machine etc that dries. a spin-drier; a hair-dryer.
ˈdrily, ˈdryly adverb
in a quiet, restrained (and humorous) manner. He commented drily on the untidiness of the room.
ˈdryness noun
ˌdry-ˈclean verb
to clean (clothes etc) with chemicals, not with water.
dry land
the land as opposed to the sea etc.
dry off
to make or become completely dry. She climbed out of the swimming-pool and dried off in the sun.
dry up
1. to lose water; to cease running etc completely. All the rivers dried up in the heat.
2. to become used up. Supplies of bandages have dried up.
3. to make dry. The sun dried up the puddles in the road.
4. (of a speaker) to forget what he is going to say. He dried up in the middle of his speech.

dry

جافّ, يُجَفِّفُ suchý, sušit (se) tør, tørre trocken, trocknen στεγνός, στεγνώνω secar, seco kuiva, kuivata sec, sécher suh, sušiti asciugare, asciutto 乾燥させる, 乾燥した 건조시키다, 마른 drogen, droog tørke, tørr suchy, wysuszyć secar, seco сухой, сушить torka, torr แห้ง, ทำให้แห้ง kuru, kurutmak khô, sấy khô 干燥, 干燥的

dry

a. seco-a; árido-a;
v. secar;
___ abscessabsceso ___;
___ coughtos ___;
___ gangrenegangrena ___;
to ___ outsecarse.

dry

adj seco; — heaves (fam) arcadas (form), vómitos secos, intento de vomitar sin nada que expulsar; — mouth sequedad f de boca, boca seca; to get — secarse; vt (pret & pp dried) secar; vi (también to — out) secarse
References in classic literature ?
It's cold and dull out, and I advise you to stay warm and dry by the fire, as I do," said Meg with a shiver.
Alone in his musty office in the Heffner Block above the Paris Dry Goods Company's store, he worked ceaselessly, building up something that he himself destroyed.
I whirled round, and there, on one of those dry gravel beds, was the biggest snake I had ever seen.
Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.
there goes something like the cracking of a dry stick, too--now I hear the bushes move--yes, yes, there is a trampling that I mistook for the falls--and-- but here they come themselves; God keep them from the Iroquois
This strange act was perfectly understood by the group, who knew that in that intensely dry heat the danger of exposure was lessened by active exercise and the profuse perspiration that followed it.
In truth, it turned out to be one of those problematical whales that seem to dry up and die with a sort of prodigious dyspepsia, or indigestion; leaving their defunct bodies almost entirely bankrupt of anything like oil.
When it is a dry cold a couple of good thick rugs will keep the warmth in us; but when it is soaking rain they soon get wet through and are no good.
She had depended on a twilight walk to the Grecian temple, and perhaps all over the grounds, and an evening merely cold or damp would not have deterred her from it; but a heavy and settled rain even SHE could not fancy dry or pleasant weather for walking.
It was all rocky: however I got many birds' eggs; and, striking fire, I kindled some heath and dry sea-weed, by which I roasted my eggs.
The first question of course was, how to get dry again: they had a consultation about this, and after a few minutes it seemed quite natural to Alice to find herself talking familiarly with them, as if she had known them all her life.
At night they landed, hauled up their boat to dry, pitched their tent, and made a rousing fire.