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To make demands, or prove to be testing on
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To leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
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“The landscaping is expected to include drainage panels in it such that surface water will drain away into the river.”
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To extract or draw off by degrees
“A quick fry in a non-stick pan works well, as the skin crisps and you can drain off the excess oils.”
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To be emptied of the contents of
“Water continued to drain out of the gravel bed which was cut through.”
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To use, empty or drain completely
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“It was a political decision that would drain every last cent, and then some, from the public purse.”
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To fatigue or use up all the physical energy of
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“The undertaking would completely drain us emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically.”
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To decrease in amount, quantity or value
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“However, at least living with a friend or family member would not drain their finances too much in the short run.”
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To drink the entire contents of (a glass or other container)
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“Out of the corner of my eye, I saw him drain his glass of champagne before reaching for a refill.”
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To use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
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To emit or discharge from a container, space, or one's body
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To diminish to nothing
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To make emotionally sad or depressed
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To cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
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Wash or rinse freely with a stream or shower of water
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Exploit or defraud by taking small amounts of money over a period of time
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To unlawfully take possession of something
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Provide with a ditch or ditches
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To whiten or to make or become pale
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To deflate
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The pipes, together with their fixtures, of a water, gas or sewage system in a house or other building
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(medicine) The outflows of a bodily fluid
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Plural for a channel or pipe carrying off surplus liquid, especially rainwater or liquid waste
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“It was being washed away by the rain, flowing down the drain just like his dreams of being a great restaurateur.”
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Plural for a thing that uses up, or places huge demands on, a particular resource
“Daily meetings are a huge drain on time and resources, taking the best and brightest away from their work.”
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Plural for a small or narrow passage within a structure
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Plural for a significantly difficult task or experience
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Plural for dog lodging
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Plural for the hole at the bottom of a bath, sink or tub, which can be blocked using a plug
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Plural for the hole at the bottom of a pinball table where each ball is eventually lost
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Plural for the action of using up a resource
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Plural for a syringe with a flexible tube for withdrawing fluids from the stomach, or injecting them into it
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Plural for the amount or degree by which something is reduced
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Plural for a single portion of a liquid that is, or will be, imbibed
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