dry-clean

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dry-clean

(drī′klēn′)
tr.v. dry-cleaned, dry-clean·ing, dry-cleans
To clean (clothing or fabrics) with chemical solvents that have little or no water.

dry cleaner n.
dry cleaning n.

dry-clean

vb
(Textiles) (tr) to clean (clothing, fabrics, etc) with a solvent other than water, such as trichloroethylene
ˌdry-ˈcleaner n
ˌdry-ˈcleaning n

dry-clean


Past participle: dry-cleaned
Gerund: dry-cleaning

Imperative
dry-clean
dry-clean
Present
I dry-clean
you dry-clean
he/she/it dry-cleans
we dry-clean
you dry-clean
they dry-clean
Preterite
I dry-cleaned
you dry-cleaned
he/she/it dry-cleaned
we dry-cleaned
you dry-cleaned
they dry-cleaned
Present Continuous
I am dry-cleaning
you are dry-cleaning
he/she/it is dry-cleaning
we are dry-cleaning
you are dry-cleaning
they are dry-cleaning
Present Perfect
I have dry-cleaned
you have dry-cleaned
he/she/it has dry-cleaned
we have dry-cleaned
you have dry-cleaned
they have dry-cleaned
Past Continuous
I was dry-cleaning
you were dry-cleaning
he/she/it was dry-cleaning
we were dry-cleaning
you were dry-cleaning
they were dry-cleaning
Past Perfect
I had dry-cleaned
you had dry-cleaned
he/she/it had dry-cleaned
we had dry-cleaned
you had dry-cleaned
they had dry-cleaned
Future
I will dry-clean
you will dry-clean
he/she/it will dry-clean
we will dry-clean
you will dry-clean
they will dry-clean
Future Perfect
I will have dry-cleaned
you will have dry-cleaned
he/she/it will have dry-cleaned
we will have dry-cleaned
you will have dry-cleaned
they will have dry-cleaned
Future Continuous
I will be dry-cleaning
you will be dry-cleaning
he/she/it will be dry-cleaning
we will be dry-cleaning
you will be dry-cleaning
they will be dry-cleaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dry-cleaning
you have been dry-cleaning
he/she/it has been dry-cleaning
we have been dry-cleaning
you have been dry-cleaning
they have been dry-cleaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dry-cleaning
you will have been dry-cleaning
he/she/it will have been dry-cleaning
we will have been dry-cleaning
you will have been dry-cleaning
they will have been dry-cleaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dry-cleaning
you had been dry-cleaning
he/she/it had been dry-cleaning
we had been dry-cleaning
you had been dry-cleaning
they had been dry-cleaning
Conditional
I would dry-clean
you would dry-clean
he/she/it would dry-clean
we would dry-clean
you would dry-clean
they would dry-clean
Past Conditional
I would have dry-cleaned
you would have dry-cleaned
he/she/it would have dry-cleaned
we would have dry-cleaned
you would have dry-cleaned
they would have dry-cleaned
Translations

dry-clean

[ˈdraɪˈkliːn] VTlimpiar en seco, lavar en seco
"dry-clean only" (on label) → "limpiar or lavar en seco"

dry-clean

[ˌdraɪˈkliːn] vtpulire or lavare a secco
"dry-clean only" (on label) → "pulire a secco"

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.