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dry up

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

(WATER)

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

(END)

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