dry off

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òerra, òurrka
kuru mak

w>dry off

vi (clothes etc)trocknen, trocken werden
vt sepabtrocknen
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
"Better come up and dry off. Looks as if there'd be something hot for supper."
Your Latin and rigmarole may soon dry off you, but you'll be but a bare stick after that.
"The woman put it in microwave to dry off. Naturally the dog died.
Then when they got out to dry off with their two children, Cecile, seven, and Hermione, five, he popped a baby's dummy into his mouth.
In Florida they're about to launch the ultimate in luxury beachfront rentals - allowing you to dry off in style.
You may only be going away for a couple of days, but what do you take to cope with unpredictable weather when there's nowhere to dry off and you still need to look good?
Because the anhinga lacks oil glands, its feathers can become waterlogged, and it has to dry off before it can fly.
If the standard 60-pound dog had to rely on evaporation alone to dry off, he would have to spend a quarter of his daily calories to get rid of the water, Hu said.
Bring in wooden garden furniture and dry off prior to repainting or treating with preservative.
I'd stuck my boots outside my door to dry off after our last game and he thought it would be funny to stuff some cheese into them.
The instructions here about raking out the dead grass and most of the moss, then spiking the lawn to a good six inches should be done when the lawn has had a few days to dry off, otherwise you'll be doing more harm than good.
Retrieve it from the water immediately, remove the battery and the SIM card and dry off surface water with a kitchen towel.