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Definition of dry up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


dry up

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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1(of rivers, lakes, etc.) to become completely dry During the drought the river dried up.
  2. 2if a supply of something dries up, there is gradually less of it until there is none left As she got older, offers of modeling work began to dry up.
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