There are 3 translations of dry in Spanish:

dry1

Pronunciation: /draɪ/

adj (drier, driest)

  • 1 1.1 (not wet) [ground/wood/washing] seco she rubbed her hair dry with a towel se secó el pelo con una toalla to wipe sth dry secar* algo (con un paño) store in a cool, dry place guardar en lugar fresco y seco 1.2 (lacking natural moisture) [leaves/skin/hair/mouth] seco; [sobs] sin lágrimas; [cough] seco my mouth was dry with fear tenía la boca seca de miedo I feel dry after all that talking tengo la garganta seca de tanto hablar a crust of dry bread una corteza de pan duro there wasn't a dry eye in the house [set phrase] no hubo quien no llorara 1.3 (dried-up) [well/river] seco the cow has gone dry la vaca no da más leche his inspiration had run dry se había secado la fuente de su inspiración, se había agotado su inspiración 1.4 (not rainy, not humid) [climate/weather/heat] seco tomorrow will be dry mañana no lloverá, mañana hará tiempo seco 1.5 (using no fluid) [cell] seco he had a dry shave se afeitó en seco a piece of dry bread una rebanada de pan sin mantequilla
  • 2 (prohibiting sale of alcohol) [state/county] seco donde está prohibida la venta de bebidas alcohólicas
  • 5 (dull, boring) [lecture/book] árido just the dry facts, with no embellishment la verdad a secas, sin adornos

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There are 3 translations of dry in Spanish:

dry2

(dries, drying, dried)

vt

  • 1.1 (with cloth, heat) [clothes/crockery] secar* to dry oneself secarse* to dry one's eyes/tears secarse* or [literario/literary] enjugarse* las lágrimas dry on a flat surface no colgar, secar extendido sobre una superficie 1.2 (preserve) [fish/fruit/meat] secar*

vi

  • 1 (become dry) [washing/dishes/paint/concrete] secarse* you wash and I'll dry tú lavas y yo seco I hung it out to dry lo tendí para que se secara (BrE) to hang sb out to dry abandonar a algn a su suerte

Phrasal verbs

dry off

v + adv

dry out

v + adv 1.1 [soil/clothes] secarse* 1.2 [colloquial/familiar] [alcoholic] curarse (de alcoholismo) hacerse* una cura de desintoxicación 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [soil/clothes] secar*

dry up

v + adv 1.1 [stream/puddle/pond] secarse* (completamente) 1.2 [funds/resources/inspiration] agotarse 1.3 [colloquial/familiar] [actor] quedarse en blanco 1.4 (shut up) [slang/argot] dry up! ¡cierra el pico! [familiar/colloquial], ¡cállate la boca! [familiar/colloquial] 1.5 (dry dishes) (BrE) secar* los platos 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [well/stream] secar* (completamente) 2.2 [dishes] (BrE) secar*

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 3 translations of dry in Spanish:

dry3

n

  • come into the dry ven a cubierto, entra

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.