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English definition of “drain (sth) away”

drain (sth) away

verb uk phrasal verb with drain   /dreɪn/ us  
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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