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adjective dry pronunciation in British English /draɪ/
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  1. 1
    something that is dry has no water in it or on it

    Is the grass dry enough to cut?

    Vegetables should be stored in a cool dry place.

    wipe/towel/pat something dry:

    Wash the lettuce and pat it dry.

    1. a.
      used about a liquid such as paint when it has become hard or solid

      Someone walked on the concrete before it was dry.

  2. 2
    dry weather is when there is no rain

    The weather is usually dry and sunny at this time of year.

  3. 4
    dry food contains little or no liquid, such as fat or juice

    The chicken was overcooked and dry.

    All they gave me was some dry bread (=with no butter or anything else on it).

  4. 6
    very serious and boring

    The style was too dry for a children’s book.

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