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Idioms about dry

    not dry behind the ears, immature; unsophisticated: Adult responsibilities were forced on him, although he was still not dry behind the ears.

Origin of dry

First recorded before 900; Middle English drie, Old English drȳge; akin to Dutch droog, German trocken; see drought

synonym study for dry

1. Dry, arid both mean without moisture. Dry is the general word indicating absence of water or freedom from moisture: a dry well; dry clothes. Arid suggests great or intense dryness in a region or climate, especially such as results in bareness or in barrenness: arid tracts of desert. 28. See evaporate.

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How to use dry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dry

dry
/ (draɪ) /

adjective drier, driest, dryer or dryest
verb dries, drying or dried
(when intr, often foll by off) to make or become dry or free from moisture
(tr) to preserve (meat, vegetables, fruit, etc) by removing the moisture
noun plural drys or dries
See also dry out, dry up

Derived forms of dry

dryable, adjectivedryness, noun

Word Origin for dry

Old English drӯge; related to Old High German truckan, Old Norse draugr dry wood
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dry

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