English - Vietnamese Dictionary
dry /drai/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- khô, cạn, ráo
- a spell of dry cold: đợt rét khô
- dry eyes: mắt ráo hoảnh
- a dry leaf: lá khô
- a dry well: giếng cạn
- to die a dry death: chết khô ráo (không chết đuối, không đổ máu)
- khô nứt; (thông tục) khô cổ, khát khô cả cổ
- cạn sữa, hết sữa (bò cái...)
- nhạt, không bơ
- dry bread: bánh nhạt, bánh không bơ
- nguyên chất, không pha, không thêm nước ngọt (rượu)
- khô khan, vô vị, không thú vị
- a dry subject: một vấn đề khô khan
- vô tình, lãnh đạm, lạnh nhạt, lạnh lùng; cứng nhắc, cụt lủn, cộc lốc; tỉnh khô, phớt lạnh
- a dry reception: cuộc đón tiếp lạnh nhạt
- a dry jest: lời nói đùa tỉnh khô
- dry thanks: lời cảm ơn cụt lủn
- không thêm bớt; rành rành
- dry facts: sự việc không thêm bớt; sự việc rành rành
- khô cứng, sắc cạnh, sắc nét (nét vẽ...)
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) cấm rượu
- a dry country: xứ cấm rượu
- to go dry: chấp nhận (tán thành) luật cấm rượu
- khách quan, không thành kiến, vô tư
- dry light: quan niệm khách quan
- not dry hebind the ears
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) non nớt, chưa ráo máu đầu
- danh từ, số nhiều drys, (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ)
- ngoại động từ
- làm khô, phơi khô, sấy khô, lau khô; làm cạn, làm khô cạn
- to dry one's tears: lau khô nước mắt
- làm cho (bò cái...) hết sữa
- nội động từ
- to dry up
- làm cạn ráo, làm khô cạn; khô cạn đi, cạn ráo (giếng nước...)
- (thông tục), (thường), lời mệnh lệnh không nói nữa, im miệng, thôi không làm nữa
- dry up!: thôi đi!, im đi!
- (sân khấu) quên vở (diễn viên)
+a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
+remove the moisture from and make dry
+become dry or drier
+free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
+humorously sarcastic or mocking
+lacking moisture or volatile components
+opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
+not producing milk
+(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
+without a mucous or watery discharge
+not shedding tears
+lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
+used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
+unproductive especially of the expected results
+having no adornment or coloration
+(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
+having a large proportion of strong liquor
+lacking warmth or emotional involvement
+practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
Advanced English Dictionary
1 dehydrated, desiccated, arid, sear, parched, waterless, moistureless; barren, bare, fruitless:
With no rain for a month, the dry earth yielded no crops.
2 dreary, boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, wearying, tiring, dull, uninteresting, monotonous, prosaic, commonplace, stale, uninspired; plain, unadorned, unembellished:
The minister's speech was as dry as could be, a litany of dry statistics.
3 witty, droll, wry, cynical, biting, sarcastic, cutting, keen, sly, ironic:
Oscar Wilde was known for his dry witticisms.
4 dehydrate, desiccate, parch:
As the rainfall subsided, the land dried and changed into a desert.
5 dry up or out, wither, shrivel, shrink, wilt:
The plants dried because they weren't watered.
adjective, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 not wet, damp or sticky; without water or MOISTURE: Is my shirt dry yet? + Store onions in a cool dry place. + I'm afraid this cake has turned out very dry and crumbly. + Her mouth felt as dry as a bone (= completely dry). + When the paint is completely dry, apply another coat. + It was high summer. The trees were dusty and the rivers were dry (= had no water in them).
See also - BONE DRY
2 with very little rain: weeks of hot dry weather + a dry climate + the dry season + I hope it stays dry for our picnic. + Rattlesnakes occur in the warmer, drier parts of North America.
skin / hair
3 without the natural oils that makes it soft and healthy: a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for dry hair
4 that does not produce any PHLEGM (= the thick liquid that forms in the nose and throat): a dry hacking cough
5 eaten on its own without any butter, jam, etc: Breakfast consisted of dry bread and a cup of tea.
6 not sweet: a crisp dry white wine + a dry sherry + This wine is too dry for me.
7 (approving) very clever and expressed in a quiet way that is not obvious; often using IRONY: He was a man of few words with a delightful dry sense of humour.
8 not showing emotion: a dry tone / voice / manner
9 not interesting: Government reports tend to make dry reading.
10 without alcohol; where it is illegal to buy, sell or drink alcohol: We had a dry wedding (= no alcoholic drinks were served). + a dry county / state + The whiskey can be distilled in Lynchburg but not consumed because the town is in a dry county.
11 (informal, especially BrE) thirsty; that makes you thirsty: I'm a bit dry. + This is dry work.
dryly = DRILY
dryness noun [U]
Idioms: milk / suck sb/sth dry to get from sb/sth all the money, help, information, etc. they have, usually giving nothing in return: By earning millions from racing and giving pennies back, the bookmakers are sucking the sport dry.
not a dry eye in the house (humorous) used to say that everyone was very emotional about sth: There wasn't a dry eye in the house when they announced their engagement.
run dry to stop supplying water; to be all used so that none is left: The wells in most villages in the region have run dry. + Vaccine supplies started to run dry as the flu outbreak reached epidemic proportions. + Native resources of scientific talent and ingenuity have not run dry.
more at BLEED, HIGH adj., HOME adv., POWDER n., SQUEEZE v.
+ verb (dries, drying, dried, dried) to become dry; to make sth dry: [V] He did the laundry and hung it out to dry. + Be careful. The paint hasn't dried yet. + You wash the dishes and I'll dry. + [VN] You can use this towel to dry your hands. + I'll just finish drying my hair then I'll come down. + to dry your eyes / tears
Phrasal Verbs: dryoff
dry sb/sth<->off to become dry or make sth dry: We went swimming then lay in the sun to dry off. + We dried our boots off by the fire.
dry sb<->out (informal) to stop drinking alcohol after you have continuously been drinking too much; to cure sb of drinking too much alcohol: He went to an expensive clinic to dry out.
dry sth<->out to become or to allow sth to become dry, in a way that is not wanted: Water the plant regularly, never letting the soil dry out. + Hot sun and cold winds can soon dry out your skin.
1 (of rivers, lakes, etc.) to become completely dry: During the drought the river dried up.
2 if a supply of sth dries up, there is gradually less of it until there is none left: As she got older, offers of modelling work began to dry up.
3 to suddenly stop talking because you do not know what to say next: The play was going very well until one of the actors suddenly dried up.
dry sth<->up (BrE) to dry dishes with a towel after you have washed them: I'll wash and you can dry up.
be, feel, look, seem | become, get, go, run
Come into the warm and get dry, both of you. Ruth felt her mouth go dry. The wells in most villages in the region have run dry. (figurative) Vaccine supplies started to run dry as the flu outbreak reached epidemic proportions.
| keep, remain, stay
We managed to keep dry by huddling in a doorway. There is every prospect of the weather remaining dry this week.
| pat sb/sth, rub sb/sth, towel sb
Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry. He towelled himself dry.
| bleed sb, milk sb, squeeze sb, suck sb
(all figurative) The big corporations are bleeding some of these small countries dry (= taking all their money).
| keep sth
This type of wound is best kept dry without a dressing.
excessively, extremely, very | bone, completely, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally
The river was bone dry. Make sure the paint is thoroughly dry.
| almost, nearly | barely, hardly, scarcely
(often figurative) The ink was scarcely dry on the ceasefire agreement before fighting broke out again.
| mainly, mostly
The day will start bright and mainly dry.
| a bit, a little, rather, reasonably, relatively
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