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English definition of “dry up”

dry up

phrasal verb with dry     /draɪ/ verb [I, T]
END If a supply of something dries up, it ends : The work dried up and he went out of business .Failing and doing badly
WATER If a river or lake dries up, the water in it disappears .Dry weather, arid conditions and dryness
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