dry out

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dry out (third-person singular simple present dries out, present participle drying out, simple past and past participle dried out)

  1. (transitive) To cause moisture to be completely removed from; to make dry.
    Synonym: dessicate
    Placing socks on the radiator will dry them out more quickly.
  2. (intransitive) To have excess water evaporate or be otherwise removed; to become dry.
    Your trousers need to dry out before you put them on.
  3. (colloquial, transitive, intransitive, idiomatic) To (cause to) sober up; to cease to be drunk; to quit using drugs or alcohol.
  4. (intransitive, bowling, of a bowling lane) To become less oily, affecting play, after being [[oil up|oiled up}}.

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