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run dry

Definition of run dry

  1. :  to no longer contain or produce a liquid substance (such as water or oil) <The well has run dry.> —sometimes used figuratively <Her creativity has run dry. She's not been able to produce a new novel in years.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

  1. :  free or relatively free from a liquid and especially water

    :  not being in or under water

    :  lacking precipitation or humidity

  1. :  to make dry

    :  to become dry

  1. :  the condition of being dry :  dryness

    :  something dry

    :  a dry place


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