Phrasal Verbs

dry up

This page is about the phrasal verb dry up


If something like water or oil dries up, or its source dries up, it means it's all gone and there is none left.

For example

  • dry up It hasn't rained for many months and many of our rivers and lakes are drying up fast.

  • dry up If the world's oil reserves dry up, we'll have to find other energy sources.

Quick Quiz

The dams on our farm have dried up because there has been

a. very heavy rain

b. very little rain

c. too much rain

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