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English definition of “drain”

drain

verb (REMOVE LIQUID)    /dreɪn/
C2 [I or T] If you drain something, you remove the liquid from it, usually by pouring it away or allowing it to flow away, and if something drains, liquid flows away or out of it: Drain the pasta thoroughly . We drained the pond and filled it with fresh water . Drain (off) any liquid that is left in the rice . Don't bother drying the pans - just leave them to drain.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsRemoving and extracting [T] If you drain a glass or cup , you drink all the liquid in it.Emptying
(Definition of drain verb (REMOVE LIQUID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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