dry off


dry off
transitive verb
: to develop dormancy in (a plant) by withholding water

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ˌdry ˈoff [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dry off present participle drying off past tense dried off past participle dried off] phrasal verb
if something dries off, or if you dry it off, all the water dries or is wiped from its surface

Wash the salad and leave it to dry off.

dry yourself off:

He got out of the shower and dried himself off.

Thesaurus: to make someone or something wet or drysynonym to remove or move liquidhyponym to make things cleaner or tidiersynonym
Main entry: dry

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dry off [phrasal verb]
1 a : to become dry

My umbrella's drying off in the hall.

1 b : to make your body dry

We got out of the pool and dried off.

2 dry off (someone or something) or dry (someone or something) off : to make (someone or something) dry

He dried off the bench and sat down.

Dry yourself off and get dressed.

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Main Entry:dry

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ˌdry ˈoff | ˌdry sb/sthˈoff derived
to become dry or make sth dry

We went swimming and then lay in the sun to dry off.

We dried our boots off by the fire.

Main entry:dryderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dry off — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms dry off : present tense I/you/we/they dry off he/she/it dries off present participle drying off past tense dried off past participle dried off if something dries off, or if you dry it off, all the …   English dictionary

  • dry off — PHR V ERG If something dries off or if you dry it off, the moisture on its surface disappears or is removed. [V P] They are then scrubbed with clean water and left to dry off for an hour or two in a warm room... [V n P] When the bath water… …   English dictionary

  • dry off — to dry salted fish by exposure to the sun …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dry off — verb to become dry …   Wiktionary

  • dry somebody off — ˌdry ˈoff | ˌdry sb/sthˈoff derived to become dry or make sth dry • We went swimming and then lay in the sun to dry off. • We dried our boots off by the fire. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry something off — ˌdry ˈoff | ˌdry sb/sthˈoff derived to become dry or make sth dry • We went swimming and then lay in the sun to dry off. • We dried our boots off by the fire. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry — dry1 [ draı ] adjective *** ▸ 1 with no water in/on it ▸ 2 without rain ▸ 3 hair/skin: rough ▸ 4 food: with little liquid ▸ 5 joking in serious way ▸ 6 writing: boring/serious ▸ 7 thirsty ▸ 8 alcohol: not sweet ▸ 9 used about a child ▸ 10 without …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dry — dry1 W2S2 [draı] adj comparative drier superlative driest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not wet)¦ 2¦(weather)¦ 3 dry mouth/skin/lips/hair etc 4 run/go dry 5¦(humour)¦ 6¦(boring)¦ 7 dry cough 8 dry wine/sherr …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry — 1 /draI/ adjective comparative driersuperlative driest 1 NOT WET without water or liquid inside or on the surface: The floor was made of hard dry earth. | The paint isn t dry yet be careful! | Can you check if the washing s dry? | shake/rub/wipe… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry — [[t]dra͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦ drier, dryer (comparative), driest, dries, drying, dried 1) ADJ GRADED If something is dry, there is no water or moisture on it or in it. Clean the metal with a soft dry cloth... Pat it dry with a soft towel …   English dictionary


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