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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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!
See also: dry, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Although cows with calves are not considered to be at risk of summer mastitis, Dr Lowman said they can become susceptible within two to three months of calving, when they dry themselves off by stopping the calf suckling.
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Once all balloons have been burst, bashers can dry themselves off, using the clothes dryers placed in the park, and enjoy a day of fun fair rides, snacks and a concert featuring a dozen musical acts from around the world.
They discovered that the smaller the animals, the faster they must generally shake to dry themselves off.
He added: "After the accident there was an order reinforcing the fact that nobody should dry themselves off in their exhaust.
In junior school they were taken swimming once a week and had precisely five minutes to get out of the water, dry themselves off, get dressed and hop on the bus.