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Dry out   /draɪ aʊt/   Listen
Dry out

verb
1.
Become dry or drier.  Synonym: dry.
2.
Become empty of water.  Synonym: run dry.
3.
Remove the moisture from and make dry.  Synonym: dry.  "Dry hair"






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"Dry out" Quotes from Famous Books



... poured over them. A drip was made and lye caught in wooden troughs. This was then boiled down and made into soap. My mother let me help stir it many a time. Then the big kettle would be lifted from the fire and left until cold. My mother would then block it off, and put on a wooden plank to dry out ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States - From Interviews with Former Slaves - Kentucky Narratives • Works Projects Administration

... eating and drinking on a large scale. The same huge fancy is in the phrase "if all the trees were bread and cheese," which I have cited elsewhere in this connection; and in that noble nightmare of a Scandinavian legend, in which Thor drinks the deep sea nearly dry out of a horn. In an essay like the present (first intended as a paper to be read before the Royal Society) one cannot be too exact; and I will concede that my theory of the gradual vire-scence of our satellite ...
— Alarms and Discursions • G. K. Chesterton

... said he, "is fish enough for supper. Now, John, go and strip and wring your clothes and dry out by the fire. I think maybe that'll be fish enough for a while. We're lucky to get the fish, and lucky to get you, too, for it's no joke to go overboard in water ...
— The Young Alaskans in the Rockies • Emerson Hough



Words linked to "Dry out" :   desiccate, dehumidify, blow-dry, wet, sear, spin-dry, modify, change, air, exsiccate, alter, drip-dry, parch, dry up, spray-dry, tumble dry, scorch, rough-dry, dehydrate



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