I told you not to put the sweater in the dryer but to hang dry it.
I think that comedian has definitely been deprived of any chance to appear on television recently. Don't you agree?
I wanted to put our laundry outside to dry, but our clothesline just broke.
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means dry so the verb vocab version is to dry.
Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you: Why do you need to dry something off? Because someone used a hose (ほす) and got everything all wet. Ugh, you shouldn't leave that hose out anymore...