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Idioms for 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

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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British Dictionary definitions for dry out (1 of 2)

dry out

verb (adverb)

to make or become dry
to undergo or cause to undergo treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction

British Dictionary definitions for dry out (2 of 2)

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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Idioms and Phrases with dry out (1 of 2)

dry out

Undergo a cure for alcoholism, as in After years of constant drinking, he realized that he needed to dry out. [1960s]

Idioms and Phrases with dry out (2 of 2)

dry

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