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dry off

To remove wetness from oneself, someone, or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dry" and "off." Here's a towel so you can dry yourself off when you get out of the pool. Can you answer the phone while I dry off my hands?
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dry someone or something off

to remove the moisture from someone or something. Please dry your feet off before coming in. Dry off your feet before you come in here!
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His colleague helped the pair dry off before taking them to a marina.
The heat also meant that anyone falling foul of the Alnwick Fair ducking stool managed to dry off quickly after an unceremonious dip in its chilly water.
After using hand tools on damp or misty days, bring them inside to dry off thoroughly and then wipe the blades with some light oil or WD40.
Dry off begonia tubers in the greenhouse to rest them for the winter.
It should then be kept dry to allow the cut surfaces to dry off before the watering is increased again.
Still wearing their swimming costumes, they had to run along to the nearby Hilton hotel to dry off until the all-clear was given.
To avoid any possible contamination, dry off any surfaces - such as cutting boards or countertops - that have been wiped with a wet sponge before preparing food, Enriquez advised.
Dry off begonia and gloxinia tubers to rest them for the winter.
When the first frost blackens the leaves, dig up the tubers, cut the stems off 5cm (2in) above the base, wash the soil off the roots, allow the tubers to dry off, and store them in a frost-free shed for the winter.
Then either allow the bulbs to dry off and plant in autumn or plant them immediately into the soil to finish dying down.
As 150 guests started the celebrations, the new Mr and Mrs Rose nipped home to dry off.
Mother-of-two Catherine, 30, whose daughter Ella is just nine months old, looks stunning as she and Frankie, 31, dry off after a dip in the sea in Barbados.
But at least most of us could dry off within an hour of the final whistle - unlike the disabled German fans who faced an 18 hour journey home in saturated clothing.
AFTER that relaxing soak, dry off with this indigo towel from M&S, pounds 5.
Dig up and dry off tulip bulbs when they have finished flowering, to make way for summer flowering plants.