lose water or moisture;
"In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture;
"a mummified body was found"
- The small brook nearly dried up.
- The Yellow River is beginning to run dry.
- His power of invention will never dry up.
- The dry river-bed finds no thanks for its past.
- The first time I ever performed on stage,I was so afraid that I froze up completely.
- dry up （使）干涸