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Dry, vb. 1) trans. a) to free from moisture: “d. your eyes,” Meas. IV, 3, 132. R2 III, 3, 202. R3 IV, d, 278 (Ff wipe). H8 III, 2, 432. Tit. III, 1, 138. “to d. thy cheeks,” H6C I, 4, 83.
b) to wipe away, or to make evaporate: “d. his tears,” Ven. 1092. Sonn. 34, 6. Meas. III, 1, 234. H6C I, 4, 174. IV, 8, 43. R3 I, 3, 177. “sorrow that friendly sighs sought still to d.” Ven. 964. Wint. V, 3, 51. “shall d. your pities,” II, 1, 110 (i. e. tears). “dew,” Rom. II, 3, 6. “vapours,” H4B IV, 3, 105. -- Joined with up: “the lamp --es up his oil to lend the world his light,” Ven. 756. “the sun --ed up the dewy morn,” Pilgr. 71. “d. those vapours up,” H6C V, 3, 12. “d. up your tears,” Rom. IV, 5, 79.
c) to deprive of natural juice, sap, or greenness: “to d. the old oak's sap,” Lucr. 950. “a --ed pear,” Wiv. IV, 5, 103. “--ed peas,” Mids. IV, 1, 42. “a neat's tongue --ed,” Merch. I, 1, 112. H4A II, 4, 271. “cakes,” H4B II, 4, 159. “branches,” R2 I, 2, 14. “a --ed herring,” Rom. II, 4, 39. “oats,” Lr. V, 3, 38. With away: 'twas (viz the meat) “burnt and --ed away,” Shr. IV, 1, 173.
d) to wither, to make strengthless and barren: “time hath not yet so --ed this blood of mine,” Ado IV, 1, 195. which (heart) “being --ed with grief, will break to powder,” Ant. IV, 9, 17. With up: “d. up thy marrows, vines and plough-torn leas,” Tim. IV, 3, 193. “d. up in her the organs of increase,” Lr. I, 4, 301. Used of the brain, == to make senseless or stupid: “have I laid my brain in the sun and --ed it,” Wiv. V, 5, 144. “O heat, d. up my brains,” Hml. IV, 5, 154.
2) intr. to lose moisture, to become dry: “great seas have --ed,” All's II, 1, 143. “the blood upon your visage --es,” Cor. I, 9, 93. Cymb. III, 6, 31. With “up:” Oth. IV, 2, 60.
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