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;
1. flow off gradually;
2. deplete of resources;
3. empty of liquid; drain the liquid from;
4. make weak;
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.
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.
There is relatively little information about drain, maybe you can watch a bilingual story to relax your mood, I wish you a happy day!
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