dry up

dry up  {v.}
1. To become dry.
The reservoir dried up during the four-month drought.
2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating.
The Senator's influence dried up when he was voted out of office.
3.  {slang}
To stop talking. — Often used as a command.
"Dry up!" Tony said angrily when his friend told him for the third time that he had made a mistake in his theme.
Syn.: SHUT UP (1).
Categories: slang time verb

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