adjective/adjetivo (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 secoMore example sentences1.2 (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 no hubo quien no llorara
More example sentences1.3 (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
- 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.
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- 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.
More example sentences1.4 (not rainy, not humid) [climate/weather/heat] seco tomorrow will be dry mañana no lloverá, mañana hará tiempo seco
- 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.
More example sentences1.5 (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
- 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.
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- 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] seco [ donde está prohibida la venta de bebidas alcohólicas ]More 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] seco; [champagne] brut, secoMore 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) [humor/wit/remark] mordaz, cáustico 4.2 (lacking warmth) [greeting/laugh/style] secoMore example sentences
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- 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] árido just the dry facts, with no embellishment la verdad a secas, sin adornosMore example 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/verbo transitivo (dries, drying, dried)
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (dries, drying, dried)
- 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 (British English/inglés británico) to hang sb out to dry abandonar a algn a su suerte
dry offverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio secarse*
dry out verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 [soil/clothes] secarse* 1.2 [colloquial/familiar] [alcoholic] curarse ([ de alcoholismo ]) hacerse* una cura de desintoxicación 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [soil/clothes] secar*
dry up verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 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! [colloquial/familiar], ¡cállate la boca! [colloquial/familiar] 1.5 (dry dishes) (British English/inglés británico) secar* los platos 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 [well/stream] secar* ([ completamente ]) 2.2 [dishes] (British English/inglés británico) secar*
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