drying up

NOUN
  1. the process of extracting moisture
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How To Use drying up In A Sentence

  • The sewage drains are open and the only sources of water are the borewells that are drying up.
  • my poison ivy is drying up
  • Mountain peaks are brown instead of white, lakes are drying up and hydroelectric dams sit idle. Times, Sunday Times
  • * Villaraigosa, along with the city council, bankrupted Los Angeles, in spite of dire warnings over the last 18 months that the City coffers were drying up, and he allowed and encouraged them to continue their spending sprees all the same. Obama's First But Not Unforgivable Bone-headed Move
  • By now, the sun is up and angrily drying up your sweat, matting your hair and hardening your uniform.
  • Newspapers are elephants in a desert of their own making, desperately wandering from watering hole to watering hole, but the revenue flowing from each tributary of their 18th century monopoly on the sale of copies is drying up. Newspapers are doomed
  • But on that day, as Allen began asking for roll call votes and other time-consuming formalities, the seconds began drying up. The Good Fight
  • A fossil poacher has invaded the reservation, and because he's stolen certain bones and threatened to kill if he isn't shown more, the world is out of kilter and creeks are drying up. Stephanie Woodard: Wham! Pow! The CDC Goes to Comic-Con
  • She looked up and over at me in surprise, tears slowly drying up.
  • A chill wind of financial reality is blowing through football now that the riches provided by television companies are drying up.
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