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[drahy-fahrm] /ˈdraɪˌfɑrm/
verb (used without object)
to engage in dryland farming.
verb (used with object)
to grow (a specified crop) by means of dryland farming.
Origin of dry-farm
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20
Related forms
dry farmer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They say that folks can dry-farm the benches up toward the mountains—they can't, and I don't like to see nobody try it.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • It was a cinch you couldn't turn loose and dry-farm that land and have even a fair chance of reaping a harvest.

  • I've been keeping cases pretty close on this dry-farm craze, and this stampede for claims.

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