At this rate, the supply of guns available may dry up well before the demand.
Washington's partisanship isn't going to dry up any time soon.
He said the financing would "dry up pretty rapidly" if the power-sharing goes forward.
The firm's demise sent global markets into chaos—lending that was already restricted began to dry up.
Later, manufacturing began to dry up, and local farms became attached to corporate monoliths.
Her face burned, and seemed to dry up the tears which had glistened, but did not fall.
How long, then, will it take to dry up this fountain of death?
The brooks are flooded for a few hours and then they dry up until another rain comes.
His voice seemed to wither and dry up gradually in his throat.
Fasts and other penances cannot destroy sins, however much they may weaken and dry up the body that is made of flesh and blood.
Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.
Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.
Old English drygan, related to dry (adj.). Related: Dried; drying. Of the two agent noun spellings, drier is the older (1520s), while dryer (1874) was first used of machines. Dry out in the drug addiction sense is from 1967. Dry up "stop talking" is 1853.
To stop talking; shut up •Usu an irritated command: Finally I just told him to dry up (1852+)
A person who favors the prohibition of alcoholic drink (1888+)