Meaning of DRAIN in English

DRAIN

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

brain drain

drain board

drain/empty a cup (= drink all the coffee, tea etc in it )

He lifted his cup of coffee and drained it.

draining board

storm drain

unblock a toilet/drain/chimney etc

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

away

It was appalling and ridiculous, and this inner battle was draining away what little strength she had left.

The waste water would be drained away through a 2, 000-foot tunnel, 150 feet below the river level.

When the spirit flags, the body follows, and Jack Stone was literally draining away with despair and fear.

Suddenly, palpably, his anger drained away .

I watched the light drain away and felt the cold clawing at the earth between the tables.

From the one narrow window the daylight was draining away .

The only comfortable position was standing up because then the fluid drained away and stopped pressing against his lungs.

We drain away force as we indulge in inner talk.

down

Turn off the water, drain down and bale out the cistern to give it a good clean.

He could feel the blood draining down to his shoes.

If this does not work, you will have to drain down the pipe and remove the fitting.

For extended periods of a week or more, you must drain down the household plumbing system.

off

In other words, aggressive fantasy may suggest or stimulate aggressive behaviour, rather than drain off the motive to behave aggressively.

Saute in a separate pan the salt pork and onions. Drain off fat and add onions to simmering beef.

And when that didn't drain off enough cash, yet another assistance plan required the state to eliminate 120,000 jobs.

The blood had been carefully drained off when the birds were slaughtered.

Always remember to drain off excess fuel first.

Water drained off fields throughout the day, swelling rivers.

Dry-fry the bacon in a non-stick pan until almost tender but without colour. Drain off any fat.

Remove the mince, drain off any excess fat through a colander or sieve and wipe the pan or wok.

out

Where the water dripped on to my dirt floor, I scraped a trench with my pocket knife to let it drain out .

And gradually the goo started to drain out of my poetry.

Everything had been drained out of me by then, and my eyes were already shut.

The sun had set and the light was draining out of the flat fields.

Conviction will be drained out of us.

The rinse water drained out of the machine with a sucking groan.

■ NOUN

anger

Her arms crept around his waist and every last scrap of fight and anger drained fluidly from her body.

Suddenly, palpably, his anger drained away.

blood

I could feel the blood draining from my face.

Their throats had been punctured and their blood drained .

He could feel the blood draining down to his shoes.

The blood had been carefully drained off when the birds were slaughtered.

Then she felt the blood drain from her face as she realised he was right.

Without the bags, blood drained on the deck and filled the Huey with a sweet smell, a horribly recognizable smell.

It was as if the blood had been drained from her, leaving no strength, but it wasn't a peaceful emptiness.

I felt the blood draining from my face like somebody had opened a valve in my ankle.

coffee

She smiled, as she drained her coffee and threw the rest of the crumbs to the sparrows.

He drained his coffee mug and leaned forward expectantly.

Unconsciously she drained her coffee , thanked Simon again and stood up.

colour

Such colour as there was drained from her face, and what was left of the biscuit fell from her hand.

The colour had drained away from Miss Grimsilk's face.

At once all the light and colour seemed to be drained from my surroundings.

In those few minutes the colour had drained out of them and they had wilted in the glass like faded tissue paper.

Hoomey thought he could easily start frothing at the mouth, the way his colour had drained .

Katherine sat silently for a long moment, her eyes growing perceptibly wider, the colour draining from her cheeks.

cup

And to leave before both cups had been drained would only offend her.

His cup drained , he looked across at the girl again.

energy

Since the weekend usually drains us of both energy and options, Monday is traditionally not a stellar day for entertainment.

face

David's face was drained white.

A face drained of joy and a voice drained of cheer.

My pain increased, as what color was left in my white face drained away.

glass

In both hands he held steady a glass tumbler drained to the ice.

So compulsively did he watch me empty my glass that he drained his own in compulsive sympathy.

life

I saw friends steadily drained of life .

mug

She had half drained her mug when she said, ` Ah, that's better!

On the draining board sat the mug she had been drinking from earlier, and Lucas's and Dale's vodka tumblers.

She swallowed the tablets and drained the mug , feeling a great deal better.

He drained his coffee mug and leaned forward expectantly.

river

Linthal takes its name from the river Linth which drains the beautiful transverse valley that largely makes up the canton of Glarus.

system

You don't need to drain the whole system - just enough so that water doesn't come out of the immersion heater boss.

tension

Blanche eased herself up and Dexter watched the tension start to drain from Lancaster's body.

But tension starting to drain out of whole thing.

water

More tarmac and concrete has left fewer green fields for water to drain into underground reserves, as Sheila Brocklebank reports.

Start with fresh, ripe fruit, then rinse carefully in cold water and drain well or pat dry with paper towel.

She knows to turn the water off, drain the tank and so on and turn electricity off and count units used etc.

In that excavation, however, the water was not drained from the cofferdam.

It excludes water that will not drain from small pore spaces, saline water, and water in deep confined aquifers.

The waste water would be drained away through a 2, 000-foot tunnel, 150 feet below the river level.

Turn off the water , drain down and bale out the cistern to give it a good clean.

Homeowners are also being urged to remove any ice blocking roof drains and to make sure water is draining properly.

■ VERB

allow

Take the baskets that hold them out of the pool and allow them to drain for an hour.

Remove to a plate lined with paper towels, and allow to drain .

Water the containers and allow to drain , then sow the seed thinly over the surface.

Slice eggplants from blossom end to to inch from stem end. Allow to drain .

This gives a moisture retentive medium, but allows excess water to drain from the roots.

This gives a moisture-retentive growing medium, but allows excessive wetness to drain from the roots of the plants.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the brain drain

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A week later, the pond was drained and the fish were inspected.

Hurriedly draining her cup, she reached for her purse.

Jim drained his glass then offered to buy everyone another one.

Listening to customers' complaints all day really drains me.

The federal insurance fund has been drained by recent bank failures.

The police even drained the lake in their search for the body.

To remove algae from your aquarium, drain off the water and wash the tank thoroughly.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And to leave before both cups had been drained would only offend her.

Everything had been drained out of me by then, and my eyes were already shut.

He drained his brandy, and signaled for two more.

This was needed as the heat was draining the walkers very quickly.

When cooked, drain well and add to the chicken mixture.

With a slotted utensil, remove to paper towels to drain .

Yet they are quick to drain and dry.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

pipe

Old drain pipes can be hidden by planting climbers, such as an ivy.

Would it eat the drain pipe ?

It is usually protected from damage by being run inside a drain pipe , and rises slightly to avoid air bubbles.

storm

Blocked storm drains flood the streets.

Four or live times later, the ball hit me on the shoulder and rolled down a storm drain .

He also said that the storm drains were full of dead bodies.

■ VERB

block

Nilsen was finally arrested when pieces of the corpses he was flushing down the toilet blocked the drain .

Homeowners are also being urged to remove any ice blocking roof drains and to make sure water is draining properly.

go

One small panel can prevent batteries in unattended yachts from going flat due to natural drain .

I felt that everything I'd worked for had gone down the drain .

It foreclosed on the mortgages, and the mill went down the drain .

There are fears of family life going down the drain , as staff may get only two complete weekends off in seven.

And she would die in the bathtub, her blood going down the drain .

Male speaker I fear that safety standards will go down the drain as people seek to make most profit.

Yer know that our ole boxin' Club's gone down the drain since those new geezers took over.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The drain in the bathtub is clogged.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Blood from Forster's broken body was floating away in clouds, finally swirling in a whirlpool above the drain .

For refrigerators with removable drain plugs, remove plug and force warm water mixed with baking soda through the drain.

The parish is a drain on resources, no doubt about it.

Time and again he had to turn his nose up into the arch of the drain to keep from drowning.

To have left the tube and drain in place for 14-21 days would have been ideal but less acceptable to the patient.

We crawled out of the drain , saw the coast clear, and ran down the road together.

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