One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘then he dried up, and Phil couldn't get another word out of him’
stop speaking, stop talking, fall silent, say no more, shut up
forget one's lines, forget one's words
belt up, put a sock in it
2‘foreign investment may dry up’
dwindle, wane, disappear, fail, vanish, subside, peter out, fade, fade away, die away, die off, die out, taper off, trail away, trail off, ebb, melt away, evaporate, come to nothing, come to a an end, come to a halt end, run out, give out
become unproductive, grow barren, grow sterile, cease to yield
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