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dry up

phrasal verb with dry
 
 
/draɪ/ verb (dries, drying, dried, dried)
[I] to no longer exist or be available: Their wholesale business has largely dried up. Money is drying up for people seeking home-equity loans or lines of credit to finance projects.
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