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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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SAFE Matt is dried off by firefighters REACH Rescuers push out ladders to the hole in the ice
She later leapt into the sea with PR boss Oli, 36, before they dried off on the boat's deck.
By the time Frias saw the final score -- Cleveland 266, Palisades 263 -- she had already dried off.