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English definition of “dry up”

dry up

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with dry   /draɪ/ us  

(WATER)

If a river, lake, etc. dries up, the water in it disappears.Dry weather, arid conditions and dryness

(END)

C2 If a supply of something dries up, it ends: His main source of work had dried up, leaving him short of money.Coming to an endCausing something to end
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