dry up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dry up lose water or moisture "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
    • v dry up dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture "a mummified body was found"
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  • Lord Byron
    “The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.”
  • Harold Clurman
    Harold Clurman
    “The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. When the creative flow dries up, all we have left is our importance.”


In literature:

Grind de dry corn or pound it up and make ash cake.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Another pregnancy demands a drying up of the breast at once, as the tax is too great on the mother.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
When dry, clean up the drawer and fit it to its place.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
He was a dried-up, shrivelled old man.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
And of all the dried-up little old maids I ever see, Lindy was the queerest specimen.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
A good deal of it is burnt up and dry.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
This is the half-dried-up pool, where there are three crocos.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
It must be some big kind of puffin sitting with its feathers stuck-up to dry.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Duppo helped him, and in another minute I was scrambling up the bank on the dry ground.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Another brought some dried boughs, and they soon had a torch twisted up and blazing away.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The blazing fire which they kept up served to dry their clothes.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
He waded up, and sank exhausted on the dry ground.
"Ben Hadden" by W.H.G. Kingston
I felt as if all the liquid would be dried-up before it got down my throat.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
I then quickly relighted the fire and warmed up the broth I had before cooked, while I hung up Jim's clothes to dry.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Its scrupulous ritualisms have dried up its philanthropy.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
When nearly dry fold up with the legs inside in a square shaped package.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
She pulled up her sleeve, plunging her hand idly in the dry, cool sand, till her arm was buried far above the elbow.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
As for his tears, they seemed to have dried up.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The fish are split open and, after the roe and the liver have been removed, hung up on hurdles to dry.
"Peeps at Many Lands: Norway" by A.F. Mockler-Ferryman
It was like enough he was coming from some inland pond, where the water had dried up, and he was now on his way to the river.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

There were people starving and crawling
across the desert
the Martian UFOs with blue
Light destroyer rays
passed over and dried up all the waters
"Nagasaki Days" by Allen Ginsberg
'Till morn wi' grief and mirk despair
She died! and left her child forlorn,
Till Kenneth's love, and tender care
Dried up the tears that now return:--
"The Pastoral, Or Lyric Muse Of Scotland. Canto Third. Dornock Ha'. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill
Glitters the dew and shines the river,
Up comes the lily and dries her bell;
But two are walking apart forever,
And wave their hands for a mute farewell.
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow
The sight overcame me: 'Most loved,' I exclaimed,
'Go, share in thy father's renown!
Thy mother will gladly, to dry up thy tears,
Endure an increase of her own .'
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie
Oh, sinnah mou'nin' in de dusty road,
Hyeah 's de minute fu' to dry yo' eye:
Dey 's a moughty One a-comin' fu' to baih yo' load;
Lif' up yo' haid w'en de King go by!
"A Spiritual" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Wish I had your eyes
And their drooping lashes!
I would dry their teary lies
Up with lightning-flashes--
Make your sobbing lips unsheathe
All the glitter of your teeth!
"A Variation" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

If the glaze begins to dry up or burn in the oven, stir about 1/4 cup warm water into the baking dish.
A recent study by Michigan State University's Water Resource Institute shows that Ottawa County's major groundwater source - called the Marshall aquifer - is drying up.
Getting a New Dry Cleaning Plant Up and Running (Part 2).
Getting a New Dry Cleaning Plant Up and Running (Part 1).
High-Yield Bond Market Dries Up in Flight From Risk.
Back in November, at the height of apple season, I decided to try making vinegar as a way to use up all the apple cores and peels that were left over from making dried apples.
Will the drought in the Farm Belt dry up corporate earnings.
Canned vegetables can last up to five years if stored in a cool, dry area.
Therma- Stor , Injectidry team up for quicker drying.
County board Chairman Jamie Curtis said today that money to pay for the program is drying up.
Despite having to pay out millions of dollars for two major lawsuits and seeing various sources of state funding dry up, Easton officials say the city remains financially stable.
QUICKIE TIP Volumize strands with a dose of texturizing dry shampoo before sweeping up into a high bun.
Lack of rain has dried up more than 2-million acres where they grow their pot.
A ration containing 56% forage as alfalfa hay and corn silage plus 44% concentrate was supplemented with Nutrasaff safflower seeds at up to 4% of total dry matter.
A dry and sunny finish in the Grand Valley to wrap up the week.

In science:

This scenario provides a clear distinction between the fundamental cause of the crash (the unstable high position of the price that has dried up all liquidity available) and the triggering proximal factor (a random occurrence of a sequence of negative news).
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Changing α leaves the maximal drawn-downs and -ups unchanged because, once an coordination of the agents starts, the only way to stop it is via the drying up of their cash/stock-reservoir.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Over infr ared to sub-millimetre wavelengths the dry air results in many windows in the atmosphere opening up to observation. A host of secondary factors provide additional reasons for astronomers to conduct observations from Antarctica (see also Tables 2 & 3).
Astronomy in Antarctica
An obvious hypothesis is that if cores reflect the endpoint of dry mergers, then the SR galaxies might be systems in which more than one dry merging event has built up the systems, resulting in more thorough erasure of the originally regular rotation patterns of the presumed power-law galaxy progenitors.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
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
Dry powders of clay will swell upon the addition of water, releasing counterions into the interlamellar volume, and building up interacting electric double-layers; the swelling is essentially driven by the double-layer repulsion of mostly entropic origin.
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
However, this traditional source of talent shows signs of drying up as an increasing number of attractive opportunities open up in Europe and Asia.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
As a result, exciting new scientific results flowing from their work had largely dried up, and new creative minds were ill-inclined to enter the field.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
Finally, the evolutionary forces favoring CA-like machines were temporarily on the wane at the time when CAM-8 was completed, as multiprocessor funding dried up and fine-grained parallel computing companies folded.
Crystalline Computation
About the same time we learned that Dr van den Dries had written up notes on a nonstandard proof of the Fifth problem (of which Hirschfeld mentions in his paper) and enquired about the possibility of obtaining a copy of such.
Regularity and nearness theorems for families of local Lie groups
The drying up of Sarasvat¯ı is believed to have taken place in around 1900 BC so the text is definitely later than that epoch.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun