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dry out

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
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