Translation of dry in Spanish:
adjective drier, driest
- 1 1.1 (not wet)(ground/wood/washing)she rubbed her hair dry with a towelto wipe something dryse secó el pelo con una toallastore in a cool, dry placesecar algo(con un paño)guardar en lugar fresco y secoExample sentences1.2 (lacking natural moisture)
(leaves/skin/hair/mouth)(sobs)sin lágrimas(cough)my mouth was dry with fearI feel dry after all that talkingtenía la boca seca de miedoa crust of dry breadtengo la garganta seca de tanto hablarthere wasn't a dry eye in the houseuna corteza de pan durono hubo quien no lloraraExample sentences1.3 (dried-up)
- When cleaning the body of the light, it is recommended to use a dry, lint free cloth for the best possible result.
- Traffic constable Paul Davenport told the inquest that at the time of the accident, the road was dry, clean and free from any obstruction.
- If the soil seems too dry or too moist, adjust the controller.
(well/river)the cow has gone dryhis inspiration had run dryla vaca no da más lechese había secado la fuente de su inspiraciónse había agotado su inspiraciónExample sentences
- However, I kept noticing things before we left, like my face was too dry, then my hair was too dry, then I had to find lip gloss because my face was looking blah!
- If you can't find a conditioner for black hair, try one designed for dry hair instead as these will have a similar effect.
- If your hair is very dry, damaged or chemically treated, treat yourself to a deep conditioning once a week.
Example sentences1.4 (not rainy, not humid)
- Almost all of these are away from major rivers, dry creeks, and sagebrush flats, where recent sediments tend to cover the older rocks.
- When water from a nearby active stream flooded into the dry watercourse, the nests and eggs, like those on the flats, were inundated with mud.
- In Australia, salt is produced by solar evaporation from sea water, saline lake waters, underground brines and harvested from dry lake beds.
(climate/weather/heat)tomorrow will be drymañana no lloverámañana hará tiempo secoExample sentences1.5 (using no fluid)
- Residents have turned to the murky pond for their water supply, as truck- and pipe-borne sources have been almost dry.
- Since then, one of the wells used to supply the community with water has gone dry.
- Hesaraghatta lake, one of the biggest sources of fresh water supply to the city, went dry quite sometime ago.
(cell)he had a dry shavea piece of dry breadse afeitó en secouna rebanada de pan sin mantequillaExample sentences
- During the growing season, keep the roots moist in dry weather and take care when weeding, as blackcurrants are shallow-rooted.
- On my first visit to the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti, they were as parched and dry as any desert.
- The polar continental is usually a dry air mass, having little distance to travel over the sea.
- Calvert points out that the floods triggered by the recent storm surge had demonstrated the eco friendly nature of the dry latrines.
- Under this Act construction of a dry latrine and its manual cleaning was made an offence.
- But even where activists have successfully sealed dry latrines, the fate of the people is pathetic.
- 2 (prohibiting sale of alcohol)(state/county)Example sentences
- It's hard to find a country where a great many of the social ills aren't related to drink or drugs, particularly in the ones that are dry or have prohibition.
- But the Wilson Act also left a loophole, in that it did not allow dry states to prohibit the importation of alcohol for personal use.
- The distillery, you see, lies in a parish that's been dry since prohibition.
- 3 (not sweet)(wine/sherry)Example sentences
- With spring swigging in mind, Somerfield is introducing a juicy new range of Antipodean Riesling, dry muscat, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho wines.
- Although many of the wines are dry, sweet Vermentino wines are also produced.
- Clearly a dry wine such as a Fino Sherry or Sercial Madeira is most appropriate at the start of the meal, not the end.
- 4 4.1 (ironic) 4.2 (lacking warmth)(greeting/laugh/style)Example sentences
- I always love the incredibly dry, spare tone of the Times when it approaches ultra-weird subjects.
- The politician's agenda does tend to be as dry and unemotional as his personality.
- A dry skepticism likewise informs her views on the art world, and on the varying fortunes of Duchamp's work and reputation within it.
- He will be remembered for his quick wit, his one-liners and his dry sense of humour.
- The show was hosted by a young woman who also injected a dry sense of humour into her performance.
- But viewer beware, a dry sense of humour is needed to enjoy this movie to its fullest.
- 5 (dull, boring)(lecture/book)just the dry facts, with no embellishmentla verdad a secas, sin adornosExample sentences
- In between are 11 pages of useful information, including dry facts and quirky anecdotes, encompassing every area of life.
- He does not spout dry information, but colours facts with his own thoughtful perspective.
- It not only conveys information, the dry facts and figures of the events, but also their full emotional weight.
transitive verb dries, drying, dried
- 1.1 (with cloth, heat)(clothes/crockery)to dry oneselfto dry one's eyes/tearssecarsedry on a flat surfacesecarse or [literary] enjugarse las lágrimas1.2 (preserve)no colgarsecar extendido sobre una superficie(fish/fruit/meat)Example sentences
- Fragrant barks and dried flowers hold their own appeal.
- Healthy nibbles, for me, would be dried fruit, fruit and yoghurt.
- Because I am currently burning the candle at both ends, got home and made my bread, left it to rise, and made my Moroccan dried fruit salad.
- Isn't it obvious that such an elaborate grooming procedure would be left to after one has washed and dried one's hair?
- She quickly hopped in the shower, washed her hair, then dried it.
- To sterilise your jars before potting, wash them well then dry them in a low oven.
- When I helped Gemma to dry up, the tea towel slid on oily cutlery.
- Finished painting the conservatory, had something to eat, washed up, dried up, and ironed a top for tomorrow.
- ‘I'll wash, you dry,’ said Jake, turning on the tap and staring at the water that gushed out.
intransitive verb dries, drying, dried
- 1 (become dry)(washing/dishes/paint/concrete)you wash and I'll drysecarseI hung it out to drytú lavas y yo seco(British English) to hang somebody out to drylo tendí para que se secaraabandonar a alguien a su suerteExample sentences
- The flood victims either install themselves at our campsite or head back to London to dry off and restock, while I snatch a couple of hours sleep.
- My companion ventured back to the beach to dry off.
- We sleep in the cheapest motel we can find, hanging up our clothes and sleeping bags in the room so that they can dry off.
- 2→ dry up 1 3
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
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