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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dried p. pr. & vb. n. Drying.]  To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay.
 To dry up. (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of water; to consume.
    Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.   -- Is. v. 13.
    The water of the sea, which formerly covered it, was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun.   --Woodward.
 (b) To make to cease, as a stream of talk.
    Their sources of revenue were dried up.   -- Jowett (Thucyd. )
 -- To dry a cow, or To dry up a cow, to cause a cow to cease secreting milk.