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drain British & World English

Cause the water or other liquid in (something) to run out, leaving it empty or dry

brain drain British & World English

The emigration of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country

storm drain British & World English

A drain built to carry away excess water in times of heavy rain

land drain British & World English

A drain made of porous or perforated piping and placed in a gravel-filled trench, used for subsoil drainage

drain English Thesaurus

there is a valve for draining the tank

drain English-Spanish

sumidero m, resumidero mAmL

drain away English-Spanish

the bathwater takes ages to drain away

drain off English-Spanish


the brain drain in brain English-Spanish

la fuga de cerebros

to laugh like a drain in drain English-Spanish

reírse* a mandíbula batiente

leave the dishes to drain in drain English-Spanish

deja que los platos (se) escurran

20 years' research down the drain in drain English-Spanish

veinte años de investigación tirados por la borda

the bathwater takes ages to drain away in drain English-Spanish

la bañera tarda mucho en vaciarse

his drinking was a constant drain on his wages in drain English-Spanish

gran parte del sueldo se le iba en bebida

all the strength seemed to drain from my limbs in drain English-Spanish

los brazos y las piernas se me quedaron como sin fuerzas