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dried-up

[drahyd-uhp] /ˈdraɪdˈʌp/
adjective
1.
depleted of water or moisture; gone dry:
a dried-up water hole.
2.
shriveled with age; wizened:
a dried-up old mule skinner.
Origin of dried-up
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • Why, you little sawed-off, dried-up, sassy son of a sea cook!

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It's hard to judge this dried-up world by earthly standards.

    Valley of Dreams Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • He was no longer jealous of "any little, black, dried-up Frenchman."

  • Do not think that dried-up hearts are the same thing as no hearts.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • I felt as if all the liquid would be dried-up before it got down my throat.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • Brazier smiled sadly as he thought of his dried-up specimens.

    Rob Harlow's Adventures George Manville Fenn
  • Why should this dried-up old woman ask him such a question as that?

    Odette's Marriage Albert Delpit
  • Will they not be like thirsty people coming to a dried-up pond?'

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • When we were there, I scowled at every dried-up old maid, who looked as if she were husband-hunting.

    Alone Marion Harland

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