- cause the water or other liquid in (something) to run out, leaving it empty, dry, or drier；cause or allow (liquid) to run off or out of something
- a channel or pipe carrying off surplus liquid, especially rainwater or liquid waste.；a tube for drawing off accumulating fluid from a body cavity or an abscess.
verb: drain, 3rd person present: drains, gerund or present participle: draining, past tense: drained, past participle: drained
noun: drain, plural noun: drains
- 1. cause the water or other liquid in (something) to run out, leaving it empty, dry, or drier we drained the swimming pool 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ cause or allow (liquid) to run off or out of something fry the pork and drain off any excess fat 同義詞
- ▪ make (land) drier by providing channels for water to flow away in the land was drained and the boggy ground reclaimed
- ▪ (of a river) carry off the superfluous water from (a district) the stream drains a wide moorland above the waterfall
- ▪ (of water or another liquid) flow away from, out of, or into something the river drains into the Pacific Polly felt the blood drain from her face 同義詞
- ▪ become dry or drier as liquid runs off or away dishes left to drain the plant should be watered well and allowed to drain
- ▪ (of a person) drink the entire contents of (a glass or other container) he seized the Scotch set before him and drained it 同義詞
- ▪ (of a feeling or emotion) become progressively less strongly felt gradually the tension and stress drained away
- 2. deprive of strength or vitality his limbs were drained of all energy Ruth slumped down in her seat, drained by all that had happened
- ▪ cause (money, energy, or another valuable resource) to be lost, wasted, or used up my mother's hospital bills are draining my income 同義詞
- ▪ (of a resource) be lost, wasted, or used up all the money drained away from the town
- 3. informal (of a player) hole (a putt) whenever he did hit a green, he drained the putt
- 1. a channel or pipe carrying off surplus liquid, especially rainwater or liquid waste. 同義詞
- ▪ a tube for drawing off accumulating fluid from a body cavity or an abscess.
- ▪ the part of a field-effect transistor to which the charge carriers flow after passing the gate.
- 2. a thing that uses up a particular resource nuclear power is a serious drain on the public purse 同義詞
- ▪ the continuous loss or expenditure of a particular resource the drain of our heritage