ˌdry (yourself/sth) ˈoff


ˌdry (yourself/sth) ˈoff
phrasal verb
if something dries off, or if you dry it off, all the water comes out of it or is wiped from its surface
My boots dried off in the sun.[/ex]
He got out of the shower and dried himself off.[/ex]

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