dry out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dry out remove the moisture from and make dry "dry clothes","dry hair"
    • v dry out become dry or drier "The laundry dries in the sun"
    • v dry out become empty of water "The river runs dry in the summer"
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Idioms

Hang out to dry - If you hang someone out to dry, you abandon them when they are in trouble.
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Usage

In literature:

While the parts are drying out, go ahead with the cutting of the mortises and tenons of post and rail.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
Then spread out on the grass for 3 days, watering it when it gets dry.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
The intestines were also saved, and hung out in the sun to get cured by drying, to be afterwards eaten by the slaves.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Wild rocky ridges crop out from the sterile plains of sand; and for hundreds of miles around the country is desert, dry, and barren.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It wasn't like the hollow, and some water came through, but on the whole we did fairly well, and soon dried out thoroughly this morning.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
When he had wasted ten or fifteen minutes in a vain search the farmer went shivering back indoors to dry out his wet shirt.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
Shake out all the rank, dry, strawy part of the manure and lay it aside for other purposes.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
On returning on board, we found that our stock of provisions had arrived, that our blankets were dried, and the cabin cleaned out.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every house was faint blue or varied pink, or worn-out, washed-out, sun-dried green.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
My postillion, on hearing me complain, pulled a piece of dry mutton out of his pocket and gave it to me.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Further approach was impossible, and they remained on dry ground while the natives tried to beat out the animal.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
He pulled out from his boat a dried seal-skin or two, his old blanket, and his gun, which latter Rob took from him.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
The rest'll dry out so nobody will know the diff'.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
We must just sit and wait till the sun comes out again and dries it.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Use to catch em when dey had swells of de water en dey come out de woods to hunt dry land.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She was dry so far, and her blue bathing-dress could stick out.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
If not so protected from air it soon dries out and grows stale.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Mildred brought out sacks of the little cakes, and of a red powder that seemed to be the dried and ground flesh of a crimson mushroom.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The tip of the roots is protected by a cap, while a layer of cork tissue prevents the drying out of the root body.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
In climates subject to drought in summer, cabbages should be set out earlier; they require more time in dry weather than in wet.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
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In poetry:

"I would go out myself, boy,
But, oh! I cannot rise,
I am too weak to dry the tears
That roll down from my eyes.
"Who Cares?" by John Hartley
I told them tales of magic lands,
I took them out to wash their hands.
I sorted their rubbers and tied their laces,
I wiped their noses and dried their faces.
"Children's Party" by Ogden Nash
God bless the woman, whoever she be,
From the tossing waves will recover thee
And lashing wind.
Who will take thee out of the wind and storm,
Dry thy wet face on her bosom warm
And lips so kind ?
"Cean Duv Deelish" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
"There be some tears that smile, and such
Were wept by Woman and Man.
But while they glistened in each eye,
He pulled the snuff out sound and dry;
Snow might cover him, cold might clutch,
The Snuff was safe for Gran."
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey
MRS. PRICE. What, in the dark? Do you, too, want to pickle
Your white flesh in the bog? I'll tell you nought.
You'd best come dry yourself before the fire,
And take our food and lodging for the night;
We'll turn you out to-morrow.
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer
I’ve humped my swag to Bawley Plain, and further out and on;
I’ve boiled my billy by the Gulf, and boiled it by the Swan—
I’ve thirsted in dry lignum swamps, and thirsted on the sand,
And eked the fire with camel dung in Never-Never Land.
"The Ballad of the Rousabout" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Most of the time, it's just commercially prepared dry pasta out of a box.
Green Acres Lane residents drying out.
Mostly cloudy and cool today - but at least we will dry things out.
Hopefully they can get them dried out overnight.
"The carpet has held up well, but the glue underneath is drying out, causing the carpet to ripple," said Horvath, who's been head librarian at the Hualalai Road library since it opened.
After some spotty morning showers, we dried out this afternoon but clouds hung around.
The facility located in Dry Canyon, 20 miles east of Price, was reportedly burning out of control.
"It is really dangerous with real trees that dry out," he said.
You have to keep them watered because when they dry out, they are extremely flammable.
You can figure out winter is not my favorite season … I've been thinking about creams for dry skin and sweaters to keep warm.
The first 11 days were dry, but then we made up for lost time with rain 17 out of the last 20 days.
Not out of the ( Dry ) Woods Yet.
After some decent March rainfall, things have dried out during the past 10 days and fire danger has been getting worse once again.
Road crews had to plow the goop off the roadway and put down sand to dry it out.
It's just coincidence, of course, but the weather has made a challenge out of finding a dry spot for our New England Concours d'Elegance.
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In science:

Van den Dries, Ealy, and Maˇr´ikov´a pointed out that Claim 2 can also be reduced to the following statement: if Q ∈ R[u], B is any 0-definable set of , and Q vanishes on B (R), then Q vanishes on B (Γ).
Integration in valued fields
Quenching by AGNs is only effective after the cold filaments have dried out, since otherwise the galaxy is constantly replenished with gas.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
Therefore, already at z ∼ 4, the supply of cold gas to the central galaxy has started to dry out.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
However, already at z ∼ 4 the filaments start to dry out, they fragment and they are no longer connected to the disc of the central galaxy.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
We also point out that we have avoided the presentation style of Delfs and Knebusch in with “sheaf ” flavour, using instead the natural generalization of definable spaces of L.van den Dries in .
Locally definable homotopy
In addition to the case of the TKL and the triangular-drying-rack-network, for the Kagome lattice, the network of the cuboctahedron turns out to be the same as applying PBC on 2 × 2 unit cells of the Kagome lattice.
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems
Is there a whole mine of useful quantum algorithms waiting to be delved, or will the supply dry up with the few nuggets we have so far discovered? Can significant computational power be achieved with less than 100 qubits? This is by no means ruled out, since it is hard to simulate even 20 qubits by classical means.
Quantum Computing
Therefore it cannot be ruled out that the inner source of PUIs from the Kreutz sungrazers will be intermittently drying out and that the PUIs from the secondary groups will not be detected at all.
Are the sungrazing comets the inner source of pickup ions and energetic neutral atoms?
During transmission the paper dries out and the recipient does not know, which places were dry when encoding.
Wet Paper Coding for Watermarking of Binary Images
Naturally, alternative lines of thought by and large dry out.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012
Our groups carried out a series of measurements from the high, dry sites at White Mountain University of California Research Station (3800 meters) which is in the rain shadow of the Sierras and the NSF South Pole Station.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum
However, observations being typically carried out at frequencies above 100 GHz, bolometric experiments have suffered badly from atmospheric emission, unless they have observed from a very good site (high altitude, very dry).
Polarization experiments
Such a hypothetical event corresponds to the ‘quenching’ of the market where liquidity has completely dried out and there is no transferrable fund available.
Information of Interest
One of the lakes dried out. As reported in , the flooding of the Toshka Depression had created the four wide lakes, with their maximum surface area in 2002, of ca 1,500 km2, having about 5 × 109 m3 of water.
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space
The high-altitude (>5000 m) Chilean sites are known for dry conditions (see Matsushita et al. 1999; Peterson et al. 2003), and site testing is now carried out at the driest place on Earth, Antarctica (see Chamberlin et al. 1997; Yang et al. 2010; Tremblin et al. 2011).
Worldwide site comparison for submillimetre astronomy
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