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  • 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 off — PHRASAL VERB If you drain off a liquid from a place or object, you remove the liquid by causing it to flow somewhere. If a liquid drains off somewhere, it flows there. [V P n] Drain off any remaining water... [V P] The ridged design of the pan… …   English dictionary

  • drain off — phr verb Drain off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fat, ↑liquid …   Collocations dictionary

  • drain off —    to urinate    Usually of a male, with obvious imagery:     Weak bladders, old men... Might as well drain off himself. (Grayson, 1975) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • drain off — draw out liquid from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • 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 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 — 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

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