2 / draI; draI/ v (pt, pp dried)
[I, Ip, Tn, Tn.p] (cause sb/sth to) become dry (使某人[某物])变乾: Leave the dishes to dry (off). 把盘子放着晾乾. * Dry your hands on this towel. 用这条毛巾把手擦乾.
[I] (infml 口) (of an actor) forget one's lines (指演员)忘记台词.
(phr v) dry (sb) out (infml 口) treat (sb) or be treated for alcoholism (为某人)戒酒. dry (sth) out (cause sth soaked in water, etc to) become completely dry (使浸水等之物)完全变乾, 乾透: Your clothes will take ages to dry out. 你的衣服要很长时间才能乾透. dry up (a) (of rivers, wells, etc) become completely dry (指河流﹑ 井等)乾涸. (b) (fig 比喻) (of any source or supply) no longer be available (指资源或供应)耗尽, 枯竭: If foreign aid dries up the situation will be desperate. 倘若外援枯竭, 形势将极为严重. (c) (infml 口) stop talking 停止谈话; 住口; 住嘴: Dry up and listen to me. 住嘴, 听我说. (d) be unable to continue talking, esp because one has forgotten what one was going to say 不能继续谈下去(尤指忘记要说的话); 忘词儿. dry (sth) up dry (dishes, cutlery, etc) with a towel after washing them 用毛巾擦乾(洗过的盘子﹑ 餐具等).
> drier (also dryer) / 5draIE(r); `draIL/ n
1 (esp in compounds 尤用以构成复合词) machine that dries 脱水机: a `clothes drier * a `hair-drier * a `tumble-drier.
2 substance mixed with paint or varnish to make it dry more quickly 乾燥剂.