Translation of "dry" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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dryadjective

uk /draɪ/ us /draɪ/ drier, driest

dry adjective (NOT WET)

A2 used to describe something that has no water or other liquid in, on, or around it

乾的,乾燥的
I hung his wet trousers on the radiator, but they're not dry yet. 我把他的濕褲子掛在散熱器上了,但現在還沒乾呢。
These plants grow well in dry soil/a dry climate. 這些植物適宜在乾旱的土壤裡/氣候條件下生長。
This cake's a bit dry - I think I left it in the oven for too long. 這個蛋糕有點乾——估計是給我烤過頭了。
run dry

If a river or other area of water runs dry, the water gradually disappears from it.

(河流等)乾涸,乾枯
By this time all the wells had run dry. 到這個時候所有的井都已經乾枯了。

C1 Dry hair or skin does not have enough of the natural oils that make it soft and smooth.

(頭髮或皮膚)乾燥的,乾性的
a shampoo for dry hair 適用於乾性髮質的洗髮水

UK Dry bread is plain, without butter, jam, etc.

(麵包)無奶油(或果醬)的
All I was offered was a piece of dry bread and an apple! 他們只給了我一塊沒有奶油的麵包和一個蘋果。

More examples

  • Cracks had appeared in the dry ground.
  • The weather forecast said it would be fine and dry today.
  • You mix all the dry ingredients together before you add the milk.
  • We collected dry twigs to start the fire.
  • This moisturizing cream is excellent for dry, flaky skin.

dry adjective (BORING)

C2 disapproving If a book, talk, subject, etc. is dry, it is not interesting.

枯燥乏味的,乾巴巴的

dry adjective (NO ALCOHOL)

without alcoholic drinks

無酒精飲料的
a dry wedding 不喝酒的婚禮
a dry bar 無酒精酒吧
a dry state (= a place that does not allow alcohol) 禁酒的州

dry adjective (NOT SWEET)

C1 If wine or other alcoholic drinks are dry, they do not taste sweet.

(葡萄酒等酒精飲料)無甜味的,乾的
dry cider/martini/sherry/wine 乾蘋果/馬天尼/雪利/葡萄酒
On the whole, I like dry wine better than sweet. 總的來講,我更喜歡乾葡萄酒,不喜歡甜葡萄酒。

dry adjective (HUMOUR)

approving Dry humour is very funny in a way that is clever and not obvious.

機敏的;不形於色的,不露聲色的
a dry sense of humour 不露聲色的幽默感
a dry wit 假裝正經的詼諧

drynoun

uk /draɪ/ us /draɪ/
the dry UK

a place where the conditions are not wet, especially when compared to somewhere where the conditions are wet

乾爽的地方,乾燥的地方
You're soaked - come into the dry. 你都濕透了——快到乾爽的地方來。

dryverb [ I or T ]

uk /draɪ/ us /draɪ/

A2 to become dry, or to make something become dry

(使)變乾,(使)乾燥;晾乾,烘乾
Will this paint dry by tomorrow? 明天油漆會乾嗎?
Hang the clothes up to dry. 把衣服掛起來晾乾。
The fruit is dried in the sun. 水果在陽光照射下變得乾巴巴的。
dry the dishes UK also dry up (the dishes), UK do the drying (up)

to dry plates, knives, forks, etc. after they have been washed

弄乾食具

More examples

  • You're sopping wet - go and dry yourself and get changed.
  • The school provides paper towels for the children to dry their hands on.
  • If she leaves her hair to dry on its own, it just waves naturally.
  • We'll have to wait another couple of hours for the paint to dry.
  • He was humming a tune as he dried the dishes.

(Translation of “dry” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)