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dry / seco
dry   [draɪ]
A. -adjective
drier   comparative
driest   superlative
1. (=not moist)   [clothes, paint, leaves, weather]   seco   [climate]   árido,   seco
·it was warm and dry yesterday afternoon
·ayer hizo una tarde cálida y seca
·wait till the glue is dry
·espere a que la cola se seque
·he rubbed himself dry with a towel
·se secó frotándose con una toalla
·her throat/mouth was dry
·she had a dry throat/mouth
·tenía la garganta/boca seca
·his mouth was dry with fear
·tenía la boca seca de miedo
·her eyes were dry
(=without tears)   no había lágrimas en sus ojos
·there wasn't a dry eye in the house
·no había nadie que no estuviera llorando
·for dry skin/hair
·para piel seca/pelo seco
·keep in a dry place
·mantener en un lugar seco
a. dry [bread]   (without butter)   pan (m) sin mantequilla   (stale)   pan (m) seco
b. a dry [cough] =   una tos seca
c. to [get] dry =   secarse
d. on dry [land] =   en tierra firme
e. to [run] dry
[river, well]   secarse
[inspiration]   agotarse
f. to [wipe] something dry =   secar algo (con un trapo)
g. as dry as a bone   masculineánoun seco que una pasa
2. *
·to be or feel dry
·tener sed,   estar seco *
3. *
(=prohibiting alcohol)   [country, state]   seco
·due to a storm, the island was dry for a week
·a causa de una tormenta, durante una semana no hubo ni una gota de alcohol en la isla
4. (=wry)   [humour, wit]   mordaz   [laugh]   sardónico
·he has a very dry sense of humour
·tiene un sentido del humor muy mordaz or cargado de ironía
5. (=harsh)
·it broke with a dry snapping sound
·se rompió con un ruido seco
6. (=uninteresting)   [lecture, subject, book]   árido   [voice]   seco
a. as dry as dust   terriblemente árido
7. (=not sweet)   [wine, sherry, cider]   seco   [champagne]   brut,   seco
·a dry white wine
·un vino blanco seco
8. (=not producing milk)
·the old cow went dry
·la vaca vieja se quedó sin leche
B. -noun
·the dry
(British, Great Britain)   lo seco
·such cars grip the road well, even in the dry
·estos coches se agarran bien al firme, incluso en seco
·come on into the dry
·masculineétete aquí que no llueve
C. -transitive verb   secar
·to dry one'noun hands/eyes
·secarse las manos/las lágrimas
·to dry the dishes
·secar los platos
·to dry o.noun.
D. -intransitive verb
1. (=become dry)   secarse
·leave it to dry
·déjalo que se seque
·would you rather wash or dry?
·¿prefieres lavar o secar?
2. (especially British, Great Britain)   (theatre)   quedarse en blanco
E. -compound
·dry cell   -noun   pila (f) seca
·dry cleaner'noun   -noun   tintorería (f),   tinte (m) Spain
·dry cleaning   -noun   limpieza (f) en seco
·dry dock   -noun   dique (m) seco
·dry fly   -noun   (Fishing)   mosca (f) seca
·dry ginger   -noun   ginebra (f) seca
·dry goods   -noun plural
(United States)   articleículos masculine plural de confecciónoun
·dry goods store   -noun
(United States)   mercería (f)
·dry ice   -noun   nieve (f) carbónica
·dry measure   -noun   medida (f) para áridos
·dry rot   -noun   putrefacciónoun seca de la madera causada por un hongo
·dry run   -noun   (figurative)   ensayo (m)
·the dry season   -noun   la estaciónoun seca
·dry shampoo   -noun   champú (m) seco
·dry shave   -noun
·to have a dry shave
·afeitarse en seco
·dry ski slope   -noun   pista (f) artificial de esquí
·dry stone wall   -noun   muro (m) seco
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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