dry up

verb

Definition of dry up

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut off the supply of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to disappear as if by evaporation, draining, or cutting off of a source of supply

  5. 2 :  to wither or die through gradual loss of vitality

  6. 3 :  to stop talking

Examples of dry up in a sentence

  1. <sick of her constant complaining, he angrily told her to dry up>

14th Century

First Known Use of dry up

14th century


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