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

Translation of dry in Italian:


  • 1 (not wet or moist)
    (clothing, ground, hair, hand, paint, crackle)
    (skin, hair, throat, mouth, cough)
    (rustle, riverbed, well)
    to run dry
    (river, funds, supplies)
    dry bread
    pane asciutto
    to be o feel dry (thirsty) 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)
    (weather, season)
    (day, spell)
    senza pioggia
    it will be dry tomorrow
    domani farà bel tempo, non pioverà
  • 3 (not sweet)
    (wine, sherry etc.)
  • 7 (British English) (Politics) (view, minister) a dry Tory
    un Tory convinto, accanito


(British English) (Politics)

transitive verb

  • fare asciugare
    (clothes, washing)
    (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)

reflexive verb

  • to dry oneself


(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)
2 dry off [somebody, something], dry [somebody, something] off
(person, object)
to dry oneself off

dry out:

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

dry up:

1 dry up 1.1
(river, well, spring)
(ground, jar of liquid)
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)
oh, dry up will you! (British English)
2 dry up [something], dry [something] up 2.1 (heat, drought)
(puddle, river, pond)
2.2 (person)
(plates, crockery)

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