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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 monthswork down the drain!
(Definition of drain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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