dry off

phrasal verb

dried off; drying off; dries 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.

Examples of dry off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its dual sides work to make sure your beach day is perfect: There's one absorbent side for drying off and a softer velour side for lounging with a book in hand. Paris Wilson, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 May 2024 Some users prefer to start cleaning with a bidet and drying off with a bit of toilet paper to prevent a damp feeling. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 Photos from the moment show rescuers grabbing the golden retriever and the dog drying off after getting out of the water. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2024 Rinse off immediately after swimming and dry off completely. Daniel More, Verywell Health, 8 Mar. 2024 An hour later, dried off, Veelenturf hunches over her laptop in the main hut. Nina Burleigh, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 Scrubbing vigorously with a towel to dry off, as well as using harsh soaps, can contribute to skin damage, as well. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 Zara Home Premium Cotton Robe: Another terrycloth robe, this one is practical for drying off after a shower but less so for lounging around the house. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 With a hook at the end, it can be easily hung up when drying off or not in use. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023

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“Dry off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20off. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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