dry 4 PLATES/DISHES ETC British English to rub plates, dishes etc dry with a cloth after they have been washed dry something ↔ up
I’ll just dry up these mugs and we can have a coffee.
dry off | dry somebody/something off to become dry or make something dry
We went swimming and then lay in the sun to dry off.
We dried our boots off by the fire.
It seems that British people use "dry something ↔ up" to talk about drying plates or dishes, but the above dictionary doesn't limit it to plates or dishes, it could be "hair" or "car", etc.
I am not sure if British people say "She is drying her hair up"
While "dry something / somebody off" can be used by both British & American people, right?
So, we can say "She is drying the dishes / the car / her hair off" right?