Definition of dry out in English:
informal (Of an alcoholic) abstain from alcoholic drink, especially as part of a detoxification program: he intends to dry out and get his life back together again
More example sentences
- Billy's lawyer alleges that Iris has a drink problem, while her lawyer claims that he had spent three weeks in a monastery drying out.
- Apparently she's drying out in a hospital somewhere.
- It's the additional bottle of schnapps for the alky who should be drying out.
give up drinking, give up alcohol, become a teetotaler, go on the wagon
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan