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

Translation of drain in German:

noun

  • 1
    Abflussrohr Neutr.
    (underground) Kanalisationsrohr Neutr.
    (grating at roadside) Gully Mask.
    open drain
    Abflussrinne Fem.
    down the drain [figurative] [informal]
    für die Katz [informal]
    go down the drain [figurative] [informal]
    umsonst od. vergeblich sein
    für die Katz sein [informal]
    that was money [thrown] down the drain [figurative] [informal]
    das Geld war zum Teufel hinausgeworfen [slang]
    das Geld war zum Fenster hinausgeworfen [informal]
    be going down the drain laugh like a drain [figurative] [informal]
    sich vor Lachen ausschütten wollen
  • 2 [figurative] (constant demand)
    Belastung Fem. 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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