- (intransitive) To become dry (often of weather); to lose water.
- I'll go shopping when it dries up.
- (transitive) To cause to become dry.
- A raisin is a dried up grape.
- (transitive) To deprive someone of (something vital).
- The bankruptcy rumor dried up his sales.
- (intransitive) To cease to exist; to disappear
- When our money dried up, we had to get proper jobs.
- (intransitive, transitive) To manually dry dishes
- I'll dry up if you wash up.
- (intransitive) To stop talking, to forget what one was going to say.
- This surprised me so much that I dried up for a moment.
- dry out refers to losing excess water, while dry up is used for losing constituent water (dessicate)