Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dry v.

to deprive a person of everything they possess.

[US]Goldin et al. DAUL 63/1: Dry, v. To take all or most of one’s money in gambling, or by swindling, etc.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

dry out

see separate entries.

dry up (v.)

see separate entry.

In exclamations

dry your eyes! [lit. ‘stop crying’]

(Aus.) stop complaining! stop whingeing!

[Aus](con. 1941) E. Lambert Twenty Thousand Thieves 89: ‘Dry yer bloody eyes,’ rejoined Go Through, getting in beside them.
[Aus]‘Nino Culotta’ Gone Fishin’ 174: Dry your eyes an’ have a mullet.
[Aus]S. Gore Holy Smoke 10: ‘Ar, dry yer eyes,’ says David.