比dry更地道的10种表达方式

比dry更地道的10种表达方式

There are a few different definitions for dry and each of these definitions has synonyms that we will explore.

对于单词dry的定义有很多,每一个定义都有我们要探索的同义词。

Dry can mean something lacks water, liquid, or moisture. Dry

意为缺少水分,液体或者湿度不够。

It hasn’t rained in weeks, the ground is completely dry.

几周都没下雨了,地面完全干燥了。

Her clothes were no longer dry after the rain.

雨后她的衣服都湿了。

The past tense of dry is dried.

Dry的过去式是dried。

I dried my clothes last night, so that I could wear them today.

我昨晚把衣服烘干了,我今天就可以穿了。

Dry can also cause someone to be thirsty.

干燥也会使人感到口渴。

I’m feeling really dry from being out in the sun all day.

我一整天都在外面晒太阳,我感到很干。

Here are some words that you can substitute for this form of dry.

这里将列出一些词来代替dry。

1.Parch

烘干

Parch can mean that something is dried out because of heat.

Parch意为由于高温而变得干燥。

The earth in the desert is parched.

沙漠里的土地都被烤干了。

Parch can also mean very thirsty. This is usually due to lack of water.

Parch也意为非常口渴。通常是因为缺水而口渴。

I haven’t had water since this morning and I’m parched.

从早晨到现在我还没有喝水,我非常口渴。

Parch also refers to something being lightly roasted.

Parch也指被轻微烤过的东西。

Yesterday I tried parched corn for the first time, which is made by dry roasting corn.

我昨天第一次尝试吃用干玉米做的烤玉米。

2.Wither

枯萎

Wither or the past tense withered, can also be substituted for dry at times. It means to shrivel, fade or decay. Often used in reference to plants lacking water and dying because of it.

有时候,wither或者它的过去式withered也可以代替dry。它的意思是枯萎,凋谢或者腐烂。通常指因此而缺水或者死亡的植物。

It had been a hot week and the plants were dead and withered.

这是炎热的一周,植物都要枯死了。

After years of declining revenue the business finally withered.

多年以来,收入一直下降,这生意最后倒闭了。

Even after therapy our marriage withered.

即使是在努力协调之后,我们的婚姻还是破裂了。

3.Shrivel

枯萎,皱缩

Shrivel is another synonym for dry. It means to wrinkle due to lack of water.

Shrivel是dry的另一种表达方式。它意为由于缺水而导致皱缩。

The grapes were left out in the sun, and they looked shriveled.

葡萄被放在阳光下,他们看起来都枯萎了。

4.Wilt

枯萎

Wilt or the past tense Wilted is another synonym for dry that applies to plants. In this case the plant would be limp and droopy because of the lack of water.

Wilt或者它的过去式wilted是dry的另一种表达方式,通常用来指植物。在缺水的情况下,植物会变得松软和下垂。

I forgot to water my tomato plant and the leaves started to wilt.

我忘记给西红柿浇水了,它的叶子都枯萎了。

Wilt can also mean to lose energy.

Wilt还可以意为失去能量。

Despite all of his training, he wilted at the end of the match.

尽管他进行了很多训练,最后他还是筋疲力尽了。

5.Wizen

枯萎,凋谢

Wizen means to shrivel or wrinkle with age.

Wizen的意思是随着年龄的增长而枯萎起皱。

The old woman had wizened over time.

随着时间的流失,这个老妇人身上布满了皱纹。

6.Brittle

脆弱的

Brittle means that something is hard, but could break easily because it’s dry.

Brittle意为某物很硬,但是由于它很干所以很容易被损坏。

As people get older their bones become brittle.

随着年龄的增长,人们的骨头变得很脆。

7.Empty

空的,干的

Empty means having or containing nothing.

Empty意为什么都没有。

My coffee cup is empty.

我的咖啡杯是空的。

After walking on the beach I emptied my shoe.

我在沙滩上走过之后,我把鞋子倒空了。

8.Vacant

空的

Vacant means that nothing is there. There is no furniture, inhabitants, or decorations.

Vacant意为什么都没有。没有家具,没有人住,也没有装饰。

The desert looked vast and vacant.

沙漠看起来大而空旷。

The apartment was vacant.

公寓是空的。

Dry can also refer to little or no rainfall.

Dry也可以意为少雨或者无雨。

The desert is a dry place and that makes it a tough place to inhabit.

沙漠是一个很干燥的地方,这一点就使它成为人们居住的地方。

9.Arid

干的,不毛的

Arid refers to a climate (place) that has little to no rain, to the point that it is difficult or impossible to grow crops. Arid climates receive 10 inches or less of rain each year.

Arid意为一种很干旱的气候,以至于很难或者不可能种植庄稼。干旱的气候每年有10英寸甚至是更少的降雨。

Much of Northern Africa has an arid climate.

北非大部分地区气候干旱。

Arid can also mean lacking interest or excitement.

Arid也可以指没有兴趣或者缺少激情。

The years he spent in his small town were arid, and he couldn’t wait to move to the big city.

他在小镇度过的岁月是无趣的,他迫不及待地搬到大城市去。

10.Bake

烤,烘

Bake refers to food that is cooked by dry heat, usually in an oven.

Bake是指用干热的温度做食物,通常是在烤箱中。

We had baked chicken for dinner.

我们晚饭吃了烤鸡。

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