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dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not wet)asciutto agg
 The chair was dry because it was not in the rain.
 La sedia era asciutta perché non era rimasta sotto la pioggia.
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (food: lacking moisture)secco, asciutto agg
 The crackers were dry.
 I crackers erano secchi.
dry [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make dry)asciugare vtr
 He dried the dishes with a towel.
 Ha asciugato i piatti con una salvietta.
dry viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become dry)asciugarsi v rif
 The clothes dried in the sun.
 I vestiti si sono asciugati al sole.
 
Additional Translations
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (land, climate: arid)secco, arido, asciutto agg
 Many parts of Spain are dry like the desert.
 Alcune parti della Spagna sono secche come il deserto.
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (weather: no rain)secco, arido, asciutto agg
 It has been dry around here for the last couple of months.
 Qui in giro è secco da un paio di mesi.
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (wine: not sweet)secco agg
 She doesn't like dry wine. It isn't sweet enough for her.
 Non le piacciono i vini secchi. Non sono abbastanza dolci per lei.
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (place, event: no alcohol)proibizionista agg
  proibire la vendita di alcolici vtr
  a secco, all'asciutto avv
 Some counties in Louisiana are dry counties.
 Alcune contee della Louisiana sono proibizioniste.
 In alcune contee della Louisiana è proibita la vendita di alcolici.
  C'erano poche bevande e troppa gente alla festa, a un certo punto siamo rimasti a secco.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (thirsty)sete nf
 After walking all day, I was a little dry.
 Dopo aver camminato tutto il giorno, avevo un po' di sete.
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (humour: ironic)caustico, pungente agg
 Not everyone understands his dry humour.
 Non tutti capiscono il suo umorismo caustico.
dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (boring)noioso, monotono agg
   (figurato: di poche parole)asciutto agg
 The man I went out with was a little dry.
 L'uomo col quale sono uscita era un po' noioso.
 L'uomo col quale sono uscita era un po' asciutto.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
air-dry asciutto
blow-dry [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (use a hair-dryer on)asciugare con il phon vtr
 There's no point blow-drying your hair – it's pouring down outside!
 Cosa ti asciughi i capelli col phon a fare? Fuori sta diluviando!
bone-dry asciutto
drip-dry asciugare senza stirare v
dry air aria secca
dry as dust asciutto come polvere
dry barley nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (type of cereal grain)orzo secco nm
dry battery pila a secco
dry bed letto asciutto
dry bones ossa secche
dry cleaner,
UK: dry cleaner's
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(company: cleans clothing)lavanderia a secco nf
 That suit's too delicate for the washing machine; you'll have to take it to the dry cleaner.
 Il completo è troppo delicato per la lavatrice: dovrai portarlo in lavanderia a secco.
dry cleaners nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shop: cleans using chemicals)lavanderia, tintoria nf
  lavasecco nf
 That suit's too delicate for the washing machine; you'll have to take it to the dry cleaners.
 Quell'abito è troppo delicato per essere lavato in lavatrice, devi portarlo in lavanderia.
dry cleaning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (use of chemicals to clean clothes, etc.)lavaggio a secco nm
 Dry cleaning is a lot cheaper than it used to be.
 Il lavaggio a secco costa meno di una volta.
dry cleaning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (clothes for chemical cleaning)  (dopo il lavaggio)vestiti lavati a secco nmpl
   (prima del lavaggio)vestiti da lavare a secco nmpl
 Please pick up the dry cleaning on your way home.
dry cough tosse secca nf
dry fly pesca a mosca secca
dry goods nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (fabrics, clothing)tessuti nmpl
  abbigliamento nm
 In recent years grocery stores have expanded into selling dry goods.
dry goods store nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shop: sells fabrics, clothing)negozio di tessuti nm
  merceria nf
 You won't find groceries or hardware at a dry goods store.
 In una merceria non si trova né frutta e verdura né ferramenta.
dry heaves nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (retching without vomiting)conati di vomito nmpl
dry humor,
UK: dry humour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (deadpan comedy)umorismo freddo nm
 The double-entendre is often an element of dry humor.
dry ice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (CO2: used for refrigeration)ghiaccio secco nm
 I need some dry ice to ship these crawfish to Cuba.
 Mi serve del ghiaccio secco per spedire queste aragoste a Cuba.
dry ice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (artificial smoke effect)ghiaccio secco nm
dry kiln essiccatoio
dry lake lago secco
dry land nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (terra firma, earth)terraferma nf
 We were glad to be back on dry land after our disastrous cruise.
 Eravamo felici di essere di nuovo sulla terraferma dopo la nostra terribile crociera.
dry lining system nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (type of damp proofing)isolamento a cartongesso nm
dry martini nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cocktail)Martini Dry, Martini secco nm
 After a few dry martinis the problem didn't seem so bad.
 Dopo alcuni Martini Dry il problema non sembrava più così grave.
dry milk latte in polvere
dry mustard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (powdered mustard seeds)senape in polvere nf
dry off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (become dry)asciugarsi v rif
 She sat in the sun to dry off after her swim.
 Si è seduta al sole per asciugarsi.
dry [sth] off vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (make dry)asciugare vtr
 After he dropped his cell phone in the pool, he dried it off using a blow dryer.
 Dopo aver fatto cadere il cellulare in piscina, lo ha asciugato col phon.
dry out [sth],
dry [sth] out
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(make dry)rinsecchire, seccare completamente vtr
 Overcooking meat dries it out.
 Cuocere troppo i cibi li rinsecchisce rovinandone il gusto.
dry out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become completely dry)seccarsi, dissecarsi v rif
  rinsecchirsi v rif
  asciugarsi v rif
dry out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, slang (recover from alcohol addiction)disintossicarsi dall'alcol v rif
 He went into rehab to dry out.
dry rot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wood: fungal decay)  (del legno)putrefazione secca nf
 We found dry rot in the roof timbers and the whole roof had to be replaced.
 Abbiamo trovato putrefazione secca nelle travi del tetto e abbiamo dovuto rifarlo completamente.
dry run nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (trial, rehearsal)prova nf
 We've only got one chance to get it right, so let's do a dry run first.
 Abbiamo una sola possibilità di farlo bene, quindi facciamo prima una prova.
dry season nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (non-rainy season in the tropics)stagione secca nf
 It's no cooler in the monsoon than it is in the dry season!
 Nella stagione dei monsoni non è assolutamente più fresco che nella stagione secca.
dry skin nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (skin condition: lack of moisture)pelle secca nf
 The dry skin on my elbows is very annoying and painful when it catches on the inside of my sleeves.
 La pelle secca che ho sui gomiti è fastidiosa e dolorosa quando si impiglia dentro le maniche.
dry socket nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dental inflammation)  (odontoiatria)alveolite secca nf
dry steam vapore secco
dry stone nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wall-building technique without cement)muro a secco nm
dry storage immagazzinamento all'asciutto
dry up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (liquid: dry completely)prosciugarsi v rif
 During a drought, streams may dry up completely.
 In periodi di siccità, i torrenti possono prosciugarsi completamente.
dry up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, informal (disappear)  (figurato)prosciugarsi v rif
  esaurirsi v rif
 At one point in the banking crisis, the supply of funds to industry almost dried up completely.
 A un certo punto durante la crisi bancaria, i fondi per le aziende si sono completamente prosciugati.
dry up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, slang (forget speech)  (informale, figurato)fare scena muta vtr
 When the moment came for him to speak his lines, the actor dried up completely.
 Arrivato il momento di recitare la sua parte, l'attore fece scena muta.
dry up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, slang (stop talking)zittirsi v rif
   (informale)stare zitto vi
 He's ranting again. I wish he'd just dry up!
 Si sta ancora lamentando. Quanto vorrei che se ne stia un po' zitto!
Dry up! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" figurative, slang (stop talking!)Silenzio!, Sta' zitto!, Stai zitto!, Zitto! inter
 Oh, dry up! I'm tired of your constant complaining.
 Oh, sta' zitto! Sono stanco delle tue continue lamentele.
dry wine nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wine that is not sweet)vino secco nm
 Can you suggest a dry white wine to go with our fish? Sweet wines have a higher sugar content than dry wines.
 Ci sa consigliare un vino secco che stia bene col nostro pesce? I vini dolci hanno un contenuto zuccherino più elevato dei vini secchi.
dry wit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ironic humour)sarcasmo nm
   (detto di persona)sarcastico, caustico agg
 He had such a dry wit that sometimes it took me a while to realize he was joking.
 Aveva un tale sarcasmo che alle volte mi ci voleva un attimo per capire se fosse serio o stesse scherzando.
 Era talmente sarcastico che alle volte mi ci voleva un attimo per capire se fosse serio o stesse scherzando.
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dry-as-dust asciutto come polvere adj
dry-brush a pennello asciutto adv
dry-clean [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (clean using chemicals)lavare a secco vtr
 I won't buy any clothes that I have to have dry-cleaned.
 Non compro mai vestiti che devono essere lavati a secco.
dry-fly per pesca a mosca secca
dry-roasted tostato a secco adj
dry-rub strofinamento a secco nm
dry-stone a secco adv
extra-dry extra secco adj
freeze-dry [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (freeze rapidly, then dry)liofilizzare vtr
hang [sth] to dry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (suspend [sth] wet until it dries)stendere ad asciugare vtr
 I'll hang my towel to dry in the sun.
 Stenderò il mio asciugamano ad asciugare al sole.
high and dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (person: abandoned)piantare in asso vtr
 When he left her, she found herself high and dry with no income and nowhere to live.
 Quando la lasciò, la piantò in asso senza entrate e senza un posto dove vivere.
hot-dry caldo-secco adj
leave [sb] high and dry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." often passive (person: abandon)  (persona)abbandonare vtr
leave [sth] high and dry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." often passive (ship: ground, beach)  (imbarcazione)lasciare a riva vtr
 The fishing boats were left high and dry when the tide went out.
nonfat dry milk,
non-fat dry milk
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (powdered skimmed milk)latte scremato in polvere nm
 Nonfat dry milk is more tasty than skim milk.
 Il latte scremato in polvere è più saporito del latte scremato.
on dry land advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (not at sea)sulla terraferma
 I didn't believe I had survived the shipwreck until I was back on dry land.
 Sono contento di mettere di nuovo piede sulla terraferma.
oven-dry essiccare al forno
run dry vi + adj (dry up)seccarsi, asciugarsi v rif
 The river ran dry and all the fish died.
 Il fiume si è seccato e tutti i pesci sono morti.
tumble dry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (heat until dry in a tumble-dryer)  (nell'asciugatore)far asciugare la biancheria vtr
tumble dry low asciugatura per capi delicati
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