Meaning of “dry” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] us uk /draɪ/
You'll have to let the glue dry.I'll just rinse these glasses out and leave them to dry.He wrung out his socks and hung them up to dry.He was humming a tune as he dried the dishes.She dried her hair with a hairdryer.

A2 to become dry, or to make something become dry:

He dried his hands on a towel.
She hung her clothes outside to dry.
→ See also blow-dry

(Definition of “dry verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)