Translation of "dry" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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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

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.

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.

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.

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。

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dry adjective (BORING)

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


dry adjective (NO ALCOHOL)

without alcoholic drinks

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.

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.

a dry sense of humour 不露聲色的幽默感
a dry wit 假裝正經的詼諧


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

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

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


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