drain translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "drain" - English-Spanish dictionary

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “drain” in Spanish

Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More