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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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Cows with both IMI and subsequently CM had the lowest milk yield at drying off, the highest day in milk and the lowest BCS before drying off.
Of the 48 clinically healthy cows without CM (184 quarters), percentages of quarters with culture-positive quarter sample (or IMI) before drying off and after calving were 59.
Higher amount of milk yield before drying off decreased risk of IMI (OR = 0.
Bacteria causing IMI at drying off and after calving were Corynebacterium spp.
Regarding milk yield before drying off, our study shows that higher milk yield before drying off was related to either lower IMI or lower CM incidence after IMI (Tables 3 and 4).
The shallots appeared to be okay, as they were ready at least a fortnight earlier and missed a record cold damp August drying off spell.
Pilot Adrian - a former adventure holiday instructor - changed into full Highland dress for last Saturday's evening ceilidh, while Lindsay spent an hour drying off her dress with towels.
The newly-weds are now drying off on honeymoon in the French Alps.