drain away

phr verb
Drain away is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑confidence, ↑energy, ↑strength

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  • drain — drain1 [dreın] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(liquid)¦ 2¦(make somebody tired)¦ 3¦(use too much)¦ 4 the colour/blood drains from somebody s face/cheeks 5 drain a glass/cup etc Phrasal verbs  drain away  drain something<=>off ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drain — drain1 [ dreın ] verb ** ▸ 1 let liquid flow away ▸ 2 remove water from land ▸ 3 drink all liquid in something ▸ 4 use energy until tired ▸ 5 when feeling goes away ▸ 6 when face becomes pale ▸ 7 use too much money etc. 1. ) transitive to let… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drain — I UK [dreɪn] / US verb Word forms drain : present tense I/you/we/they drain he/she/it drains present participle draining past tense drained past participle drained ** 1) a) [transitive] to let liquid flow away from something When the pasta is… …   English dictionary

  • drain — 1 verb 1 LIQUID a) (T) to make the water or liquid flow away from something: Can you drain the spaghetti, please? | Deep ditches were dug to drain the fields. | drain sth from sth: Brad drained all the oil from the engine. | well/poorly etc… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drain — [[t]dre͟ɪn[/t]] ♦♦♦ drains, draining, drained 1) V ERG If you drain a liquid from a place or object, you remove the liquid by causing it to flow somewhere else. If a liquid drains somewhere, it flows there. [V n adv/prep] Miners built the tunnel… …   English dictionary

  • drain — ▪ I. drain drain 1 [dreɪn] noun [countable usually singular] a drain on something something that continuously uses up a lot of money, time, or effort: • This project has been a serious drain on our financial resources.   [m0] ▪ II. drain drain 2… …   Financial and business terms

  • drain off — [phrasal verb] drain off (something) or drain (something) off a : to cause (a liquid) to flow away from something or to leave the surface of something When the beans have cooked long enough to be tender, drain off the water and set them aside. b …   Useful english dictionary

  • drain — [drān] vt. [ME dreinen < OE dreahnian, to strain off, lit., to dry out < base of dryge, DRY] 1. to draw off (liquid) gradually 2. to draw water or any liquid from gradually so as to dry or empty [to drain swamps] 3. to receive the waters of …   English World dictionary

  • drain — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, ablation, abrade, abridge, absorb, absorption, abstract, abuse, achromatize, acquire, air dry, anhydrate, assimilate, assimilation, attrition, bake, bankrupt, bate, bereave, blackmail, blanch, bleach,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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