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English verb: dry up

1. dry up (change) lose water or moisture

SamplesIn the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly.

Synonymsdehydrate, desiccate, exsiccate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)dry, dry out


2. dry up (change) dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture

SamplesA mummified body was found.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither

Verb groupmummify

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