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dry
British English: /drʌɪ/
American English: /draɪ/

Translation of dry in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (not wet or moist)
    (clothing, ground, hair, hand, paint, crackle)
    asciutto
    (skin, hair, throat, mouth, cough)
    secco
    (rustle, riverbed, well)
    arido, secco
    to run dry
    (river, funds, supplies)
    prosciugarsi
    dry bread
    pane asciutto
    to be o feel dry (thirsty)
    (person)
    essere assetato
    to keep something dry
    tenere qualcosa all'asciutto, al riparo dall'umidità
    to keep (oneself) dry
    rimanere asciutto
    to get dry
    seccarsi, asciugarsi
    to get something dry
    fare asciugare qualcosa
    to wipe something dry
    asciugare qualcosa
    the kettle has boiled dry
    l'acqua nel pentolino è evaporata bollendo
    on dry land
  • 2 (not rainy)
    (climate, month, heat)
    secco
    (weather, season)
    asciutto
    (day, spell)
    senza pioggia
    it will be dry tomorrow
    domani farà bel tempo, non pioverà
  • 3 (not sweet)
    (wine, sherry etc.)
    secco
  • 7 (British English) (Politics) (view, minister) a dry Tory
    un Tory convinto, accanito

noun

(British English) (Politics)

transitive verb

  • fare asciugare (clothes, washing)
    seccare, fare seccare (fruit, meat, flowers)
    to dry the dishes
    asciugare i piatti
    to dry somebody's hair
    asciugare i capelli a qualcuno
    to dry one's hair, hands
    asciugarsi i capelli, le mani
    to dry one's eyes
    asciugarsi gli occhi, le lacrime

intransitive verb

  • (sheet, clothes, hair, paint, concrete)
    asciugarsi
    (blood)
    seccarsi

reflexive verb

  • to dry oneself
    asciugarsi

Idioms

(as) dry as a bone

completamente asciutto, secco

(as) dry as dust

noioso da morire

Phrasal verbs

dry off:

1 dry off (material, object, person)
asciugarsi
2 dry off [somebody, something], dry [somebody, something] off
asciugare (person, object)
to dry oneself off
asciugarsi

dry out:

1 dry out 1.1 (wood, walls, clay, soil)
seccarsi
don't let the plant dry out
non fare seccare la pianta
1.2 [informal] (alcoholic)
disintossicarsi
2 dry out [something, somebody], dry [something, somebody] out 2.1
fare seccare (wood, clay)
(sun)
seccare (skin, earth)
2.2 [informal]
disintossicare (alcoholic)

dry up:

1 dry up 1.1
(river, well, spring)
prosciugarsi
(ground, jar of liquid)
asciugarsi
1.2 [figurative] (run out)
(supply, source, funds, money)
prosciugarsi, esaurirsi
1.3 (wipe crockery etc.) 1.4 [informal] (be unable to speak)
(speaker, actor, interviewee)
ammutolire, restare senza parole
oh, dry up will you! (British English)
2 dry up [something], dry [something] up 2.1 (heat, drought)
prosciugare, inaridire (puddle, river, pond)
2.2 (person)
asciugare (plates, crockery)

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