to dry and stick "into" (The core idea is getting dry and sticking "into" a material or surface. Think of vomit on a pullover. Or don't think of it, actually, but that's where you could use the verb.)
based on: trocknen
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This is a Germanic root with no certain members in other Indo-European languages.
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The only English branch of the family are words around dry and drought.
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