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Definition of dry up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

dry up

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  (of rivers, lakes, etc.) to become completely dry During the drought the river dried up.
  2. 2  if a supply of something dries up, there is gradually less of it until there is none left As she got older, offers of modelling work began to dry up.
  3. 3  to suddenly stop talking because you do not know what to say next The play was going very well until one of the actors suddenly dried up.

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 (British English) to dry dishes with a towel after you have washed them I'll wash and you can dry up.
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