Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Dry"

The meaning of "Dry" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "dry up" mean?
A: In this context it means that people are no longer buying tickets to go on the cruise ships.

People often say ‘dry up’ when talking about business/sales of something.

“Since the introduction of smartphones camcorder sales have dried up”

“Oil sales have started to dry up after Ford declared that it’s new range of cars will all be electric.”
Q: What does dry mean?
A: Not wet.
Q: What does dry mean?
Q: What does dry mean?
A: Dry - seco, secar

The machine didn't dry my clothes. I'm angry.
Q: What does To dry mean?
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Example sentences using "Dry"

Q: Please show me example sentences with dry off.
A: He put his gloves on the radiator to dry off.
She used a towel to dry off after getting soaked in the rain.
The swimmer lay on the beach to dry off following her swim
Q: Please show me example sentences with dry up .
A: 1. (of rivers, lakes, etc.) to become completely dry
Ex: During the drought the river dried up.

2. if a supply of something dries up, there is gradually less of it until there is none left
Ex: As she got older, offers of modelling work began to dry up.

3. suddenly stop talking because you do not know what to say next
Ex: The play was going very well until one of the actors suddenly dried up.

* (British English) to dry dishes with a towel after you have washed them
Ex: I'll wash and you can dry up.
Q: Please show me example sentences with dry.
A: "My mouth is dry, do you have any water?"

"I need the towel so I can dry myself off."

"The desert is dry."
Q: Please show me example sentences with dried out.
A: My make up foundation is all dried out. ):

My skin is all dried out...

This poor flower is all dried out!

Is that a good piece of meat? It looks all dried out...

(It's usually negative)

Synonyms of "Dry" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between dry and drought ?
A: a drought is when there is no rain for a long time
example: "in my state, there was a drought"
dry is used to explain something that is not wet
example: "the grass is dry"
Q: What is the difference between It dries. and It's dry. ?
A: Examples could be: “We can eat some snacks while the paint dries.”

“Now that it’s dry, I can finally wear my favorite shirt.”
Q: What is the difference between dry off and dry out ?
A: "Dry off" is usually used after a shower, or after you swim, normally done with a towel. "Dry out" is used for things that either shouldn't be dry (fruit, etc.) or for things that get wet by accident (cell phone), normally they are "drying out" without the help of a towel.
ex. I dry off after I go swimming.
ex. The orange is dried out.
ex. My phone fell in the pool, I'll have to let it dry out.
Q: What is the difference between dry and dried ?
A: @st_kamo: dried is just past tense. ex the lake dried up years ago
Q: What is the difference between dry and arid ?
A: Dry is more common and is used to describe a lack of moisture. "This cake is pretty dry, so it doesn't taste very good". Arid is really only used to describe a landscape. "The desert is an arid terrain, so be sure to bring lots of water."

Translations of "Dry"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? dry
A: Written - dry
Aloud -
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? dry
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? dry
A: The "y" sound goes like "ai" and that's it

Other questions about "Dry"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce three, dry.
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Q: It's dry or it's dried
A: Both using the verb "to dry", remembering that the first is present tense (it is dry) and the second present perfect tense (it has dried) as "it's" can mean both it is and it has! We use "dried" also as an adjective to describe fruit etc that has had the water removed as a process, for example "dried tomatoes".
Q: He always dries his hands with his cloth after washing those. Does this sound natural?
A: Not that I don’t understand but your statement isn’t clear...it reads two different ways...

After washing his hands, he dries them with a cloth.

Or,
After washing those cloths, he dries his hands with them.
Q: He dries most of the fish match sticks. Does this sound natural?
A: do you mean that he cooked the fish?
Q: I'm drying off after shower. Does this sound natural?
A: @unpredictablecrow: "I'm drying off after my shower," or "I'm drying off after showering."

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