dry something off


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.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • ˌdry (yourself/sth) ˈoff — phrasal verb if something dries off, or if you dry it off, all the water comes out of it or is wiped from its surface My boots dried off in the sun.[/ex] He got out of the shower and dried himself off.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • 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

  • dry — I UK [draɪ] / US adjective Word forms dry : adjective dry comparative dryer superlative dryest *** 1) a) something that is dry has no water in it or on it Is the grass dry enough to cut? Vegetables should be stored in a cool dry place.… …   English dictionary


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