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English definition of “drain (sth) away”

drain (sth) away

phrasal verb with drain     /dreɪn/ verb
If energy , colour , excitement , etc. drains away, it disappears completely , and if something drains it away, it completely removes it: Stretching out her tired limbs , she felt the tensions of the day drain away.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsAppearing and disappearing
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