- v. intransitive To become dry (often of weather); to lose water.
- v. transitive To cause to become dry.
- v. transitive To deprive someone of (something vital).
- v. intransitive To cease to exist; to disappear
- v. intransitive, transitive To manually dry dishes
- v. intransitive To stop talking, to forget what one was going to say.
- v. lose water or moisture
- v. dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture
“Their ancient priests with rosary and cross have traversed sea and land, and stood among the evanescencies and reversions of states and empires, and with tenderness and love have sought to bind up the broken-hearted and dry up the tears of the widow and orphan.”
“So kaleidoscopic is the succession of these "mothers" of Miss Edgeworth, that emotion tends to dry up under it, and even the most patient of biographers wearies a little before the duty of chronicling their various arrivals and exits.”
“The chirurgeons, for fear of exasperating the malady, by making an incision in so dangerous a part, endeavoured to dry up the humour, by applying other remedies; but the imposthume degenerated into a cancer, which gave the patient intolerable pains, and made him heart and stomach sick.”
“You'd best trust me – for I know as much of men and manners as your aunt Stanhope at least; and in one word, you have nothing to fear from me, and every thing to hope from yourself, if you will only dry up your tears, keep on your mask, and take my advise; you'll find it as good as your aunt Stanhope's. ”
“They had positioned the drum in front of the cavern 'for the sun to dry up the insects', so Toric announced, when the big holder frowned at his guests.”
“I feel like I'll just dry up and blow away if I don't get something; get tobesomething;somebody!”
“Al – Juwayb, which dry up the water-skins; but if the water be in gugglets, no harm can come to it.”
“Oswald, after whisperedly requesting his young brother to dry up and not bother, remarked:”
“Absorbents, 1st. medicines that correct acidity, and dry up superfluous moisture: 2d. small delicate vessels that absorb fluid substances, and convey them to the blood.”
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
“And when all other topics dry up faster than the dendrobium, you watch TV—very, very loud TV.”
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