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

Translation of drain in Italian:


transitive verb

  • 4 (drink)
    svuotare (glass)
    scolarsi (contents, drink)
  • 5 (river)
    raccogliere le acque di (area, basin)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (empty)
    (water, liquid)
    defluire, scolare (out of, from da)
    (bath, radiator, sink)
    to drain into
    scaricare (le acque) in (sea, river, gutter, ditch)
    filtrare in (soil, rock)
    the blood o colour drained from her face
    sbiancò in volto
    I can see the life draining out of him
    vedo che la vita lo abbandona a poco a poco
  • 2 (become dry)
    (dishes, food)
    to leave something to drain
    lasciare qualcosa a scolare, a sgocciolare


to go down the drain

that's £100 down the drain

sono 100 sterline buttate via

to laugh like a drain

sganasciarsi dalle risate

Phrasal verbs

drain away

(water, liquid)
scorrere via, defluire
2 (courage, hope)
(strength, funds)
prosciugarsi, esaurirsi

drain off:

1 drain off (water, liquid)
scorrere via
2 drain [something] off, drain off [something]
fare defluire, fare scorrere via (fluid, water)

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