dry up
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to become unavailable)
a. agotarse
When the economy took a downturn, donations to the charity began to dry up.Cuando la economía tuvo una contracción, las donaciones a la caridad comenzaron a agotarse.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be at a loss for words)
a. quedarse en blanco
Jesse was almost finished giving his speech when he dried up and couldn't remember his closing.Jesse casi había terminado de dar su discurso cuando se quedó en blanco y no podía recordar el cierre.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to shut up)
a. callarse
I'm sick of listening to his ramblings. I wished he'd dry up.Estoy harto de escuchar sus divagaciones. Ojalá se callara.
4. (to become completely dry)
a. secarse
The weather patterns shifted and the old lake dried up.Los patrones climáticos cambiaron y el viejo lago se secó.
5. (to dry dishes) (United Kingdom)
a. secar los platos
I washed the dishes yesterday. It's my turn to dry up.Lavé los platos ayer. Me toca secar los platos.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
6. (to dry completely)
a. secar
After the storm, the sun will come out and dry up all the rain.Después de la tormenta, el sol saldrá y secará toda la lluvia.
7. (to dry) (United Kingdom)
a. secar
Do you want to wash or dry up the dishes?¿Quieres lavar o secar los platos?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
8. (imperative)
a. cierra el pico
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
That's an ugly dress - Dry up! No one asked your opinion.Ese vestido es feo - ¡Cierra el pico! Nadie te pidió la opinión.
b. cállate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I know you want to kiss him. - Dry up! I don't even like him.Sé que losquieres besar. - ¡Cállate! Ni siquiera me cae bien.
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dry up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (well, pool)
a. secarse
2. (funds, conversation, inspiration)
a. agotarse
3. (actor, public speaker)
a. quedarse en blanco
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dry up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+river, well] secarse; [+moisture] evaporarse; desaparecer; [+source of supply] agotarse
2 (dry the dishes) secar los platos
3 (fall silent) [+speaker] callarse
dry up! ¡cierra el pico! (informal)
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