dry off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dry off

1 :to become dry
  • My umbrella's drying off in the hall.
2 :to make one's body dry
  • We got out of the pool and dried off.
3 :to make (someone or something) dry
  • He dried off the bench and sat down.
  • Dry yourself off and get dressed.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : not being in or under water

  3. : lacking precipitation or humidity

  1. : to make dry (see 1dry)

  2. : to become dry

  1. : the condition of being dry (see 1dry) : dryness

  2. : something dry

  3. : prohibitionist

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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