en seco

en seco(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (without a liquid)
a. without a drink
No me voy a tomar las papas fritas en seco. Me pediré una cerveza también.I'm not going to eat the chips without a drink. I'll order a beer as well.
b. without water (medicine)
¿Cómo te puedes tragar esa pastilla tan grande en seco?How can you swallow such a big pill without water?
2. (abruptly)
a. sharply
El semáforo estaba en rojo y el autobús se detuvo en seco.The light was red and the bus stopped sharply.
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