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"dry up" in British English

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dry up

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

dry up (WATER)

If a ​river, ​lake, etc. ​dries up, the ​water in it ​disappears.

dry up (END)

C2 If a ​supply of something ​dries up, it ​ends: His ​mainsource of ​work had ​dried up, ​leaving him ​short of ​money.
(Definition of dry up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dry up" in Business English

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dry up

phrasal verb with dry uk   us   /draɪ/ verb (dries, drying, dried, dried)
[I] to no ​longer exist or be ​available: Their ​wholesalebusiness has largely dried up. Money is drying up for ​peopleseeking home-equity ​loans or ​lines of ​credit to ​financeprojects.
(Definition of dry up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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