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Spanish translation of “drain”

drain

verb /drein/
to clear (land) of water by the use of ditches and pipes
vaciar, drenar
There are plans to drain the marsh.
(of water) to run away
escurrirse
The water drained away/off into the ditch.
to pour off the water etc from or allow the water etc to run off from
escurrir
Would you drain the vegetables? He drained the petrol tank The blood drained from her face.
to drink everything contained in
apurar, vaciar
He drained his glass.
to use up completely (the money, strength etc of)
agotar
The effort drained all his energy.
drainage /-nidʒ/ noun the process, method or system of carrying away extra water
drenaje
This plant needs drainage if planted in a pot.
draining board noun (British ) the area at the side of a sink grooved and sloping to allow water from dishes to drain away; drainboard(American).
escurridero
I left the plates on the draining board to dry.
drainpipe noun a pipe which carries water from the roof of a building to the ground
tubo de desagüe
a blocked drainpipe.
down the drain wasted
desperdiciado
We had to scrap everything and start again – six months’ work down the drain!
(Definition of drain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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