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drain (sth) away

phrasal verb with drain uk   us   /dreɪn/ verb
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.
Translations of “drain (sth) away”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)徹底消失, (使)流失…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)彻底消失, (使)流失…
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