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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!
See also: dry, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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 59.24% and 33.15%, respectively.
Factors associated with IMI were full insertion of dry cow antibiotic (p = 0.03), dry cows in barns with a combination of tie stalls and free stalls (p = 0.01), BCS in dry period)p = 0.04(, BCS after calving (p = 0.02) and milk yield before drying off)p<0.01(.
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.
"She sued the microwave oven manufacturer on the basis that the instructions did not say it was dangerous to use for drying off animals!"
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.
The star with dolphins in the Bahamas; EASTENDER: Bikini=-clad Tamzin goes snorkelling; DRYING OFF: Now it's time to relax on the boat