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Adjective
With little or no rainfall or humidity
“On my first visit to the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti, they were as parched and dry as any desert.”
Adjective
Causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
“A dry debate on science policy.”
Adjective
Sarcastic, sharp-tongued
“The show was hosted by a young woman who also injected a dry sense of humour into her performance.”
Adjective
Lacking moisture
“Her blue jeans were beginning to grow damp and she longed for the feel of dry clothes and a warm blanket.”
Adjective
Thirsty or thirst-making
“Early in the afternoon, they approached a small cottage, where no well could be seen, but the pilgrims were thirsty and dry.”
Adjective
Unemotional, undemonstrative, or impassive
“As a result he is often referred to as a philosopher of art, giving the impression of being dry and detached from the world around him.”
Adjective
Prohibiting the sale of alcoholic liquor
“Sorry, this is a dry state.”
Adjective
“The hamburgers were dry.”
Adjective
“Hughes also notes that the aquifer runs beneath two dry lakes in the area, Cadiz and Bristol.”
Adjective
“It was dry work.”
Adjective
“I also enjoy a light, fluffy omelet, or maybe basted eggs with bacon or strawberries and dry toast.”
Adjective
“For a documentary, this is certainly not your typical dry regurgitation of facts and figures.”
Adjective
“Clearly a dry wine such as a Fino Sherry or Sercial Madeira is most appropriate at the start of the meal, not the end.”
Adjective
“Greg Urwin, how appropriate are these models of free trade and dry economic policies to island states in the South Pacific?”
Verb
Cause to become dry
“So, my job was to dry out the string - I microwaved it, would you believe - and then to hang up the cards.”
Verb
Preserve by allowing or encouraging evaporation of moisture from
“Wire flowers before drying them; after they're dried, they may shatter.”
Verb
Wipe dishes dry with a cloth after they have been washed
“When I helped Gemma to dry up, the tea towel slid on oily cutlery.”
Verb
To make or become dry
“Wash and dry the lettuce.”
Verb
“I dry my eyes and look to her for some sort of reassurance.”
Verb
“There are various methods of drying meat.”
Noun
“Greg Urwin, how appropriate are these models of free trade and dry economic policies to island states in the South Pacific?”
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