dry up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theydry up
he/she/itdries up
present participledrying up
past tensedried up
past participledried up
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something dries up or is dried up, all the water comes out of it

    The land had dried up and no crops would grow.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to stop being available

    What will happen to the project when the money dries up?

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to stop talking because you do not know what to say
  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] same as dry2
See also main entry: dry