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drain
British English: /dreɪn/
American English: /dreɪn/

Translation of drain in German:

noun

  • 1
    (underground) Kanalisationsrohr, das
    (grating at roadside) Gully, der
    open drain
    Abflussrinne, die
    down the drain [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    für die Katz [colloquial]
    go down the drain [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    umsonst od. vergeblich od. [colloquial] für die Katz sein
    that was money [thrown] down the drain [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    das Geld war zum Teufel [slang] od. zum Fenster hinausgeworfen [colloquial]
    be going down the drain laugh like a drain [figurative] [colloquial]
    schallend lachen
    sich vor Lachen ausschütten wollen
  • 2 [figurative]
    (constant demand) Belastung, die on Gen.
    be a drain on somebody's strength
    an jemandes Kräften zehren

transitive verb

  • 2
    (Cookery)
    abgießen (Wasser, Kartoffeln, Gemüse)
  • 3 (Geography)the river drains the valley
    der Fluss nimmt das Wasser des ganzen Tales auf
  • 5 [figurative] (deprive)drain a country of its manpower/wealth or resources
    ein Land ausbluten/auslaugen
    drain somebody of his energy
    jemanden auslaugen

intransitive verb

  • 2the colour drained from her face
    [figurative]
    die Farbe wich aus ihrem Gesicht

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