dry up

[dry up] {v.} 1. To become dry.

The reservoir dried up during the four-month drought.

2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating.

The Senator's influence dried up when he was voted out of office.

3. {slang} To stop talking. - Often used as a command.

"Dry up!" Tony said angrily when his friend told him for the third time that he had made a mistake in his theme.

Syn.: SHUT UP (1).