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  • EN [ dreɪn]
  • US [ dreɪn]

English definition


  • 1. emptying accomplished by draining

  • 2. tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

  • 3. a pipe through which liquid is carried away

  • 4. a gradual depletion of energy or resources;

    • "a drain on resources"
    • "a drain of young talent by emmigration"


  • 1. flow off gradually;

    • "The rain water drains into this big vat"
  • 2. deplete of resources;

    • "The exercise class drains me of energy"
  • 3. empty of liquid; drain the liquid from;

    • "We drained the oil tank"
  • 4. make weak;

    • "Life in the camp drained him"

Example sentences

  • Clogged pipes caused drain water to back up into the room.

  • The drain was choked up with dirt.

  • Don't drain the teapot dry.

  • Drain off the rest of the wine from this barrel.

  • Our plans to go swimming went down the drain when it rained.

  • The results of years of work went down the drain.

  • The water will soon drain away.

  • The water will soon drain away [ off ].

  • It was not easy to drain the flooded mine.

  • Let's drain the glass dry.

  • Dig trenches to drain away the water.

  • His wife's illness has been a great drain on his income.

  • Hang up the washing to drain.

  • Drain and rinse the pasta.

  • The water swirled down the drain.

  • I drain the pasta, then I share it out between two plates.

  • A contractor was hired to drain the reservoir and to excavate soil from one area for replacement with clay.

  • And then, suddenly, the euphoria began to drain away.

  • Drain the pasta well, arrange on four plates and pour over the sauce.

  • Harry felt the colour drain from his face.

  • They were aware that their public image was rapidly going down the drain.

  • I can help resolve conflicts that drain energy.

  • When cooked, drain off the juices and put the meat in a processor or mincer.

  • The ridged design of the pan allows excess fat to drain off.

  • Wash the leeks thoroughly and allow them to drain.

  • Drain off any excess marinade and use it as a base for a pouring sauce.

  • Drain off any remaining water.

  • Drain the pasta as soon as it is cooked.

  • Small local stores are going down the drain.

  • Ho hum, another nice job down the drain.

Phrase collocation

  • go down the drain

    (informal)be totally wasted

    • the government must stop public money going down the drain.

  • down the drain

    To or into the condition of being wasted or lost

    • All of our best laid plans are down the drain.



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