There are 2 translations of drain in Spanish:

drain1

Pronunciation: /dreɪn/

n

  • 3 (plughole) desagüe (m) that's money down the drain eso es tirar el dinero 20 years' research down the drain veinte años de investigación tirados por la borda to laugh like a drain (BrE) reírse* a mandíbula batiente
  • 4 (no pl) 4.1 (cause of depletion)a drain on sth a drain on the country's resources una sangría para el país his drinking was a constant drain on his wages gran parte del sueldo se le iba en bebida the extra work is an enormous drain on my energy el trabajo extra me está agotando 4.2 (outflow, loss) fuga (f)

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Word of the day lavado
m
wash …
Cultural fact of the day

In the River Plate region of Latin America the word copetín can mean an aperitif or light snack, or a social occasion at which these are consumed, generally before the evening meal.

There are 2 translations of drain in Spanish:

drain2

vt

  • 3 (consume, exhaust) [resources/strength] agotar, consumir too much work has drained his energy el excesivo trabajo ha consumido sus energías or lo ha agotado the war is draining the nation of its resources la guerra está sangrando al país

vi

  • 1.1 (dry) [dishes/cutlery/food] escurrir(se) leave the dishes to drain deja que los platos (se) escurran 1.2 (disappear) the blood o color drained from her face se quedó lívida, perdió el color de la cara, palideció all the strength seemed to drain from my limbs los brazos y las piernas se me quedaron como sin fuerzas 1.3 (discharge) [pipes/river] desaguar*

Phrasal verbs

drain away

v + adv 1.1 [liquid] the bathwater takes ages to drain away la bañera tarda mucho en vaciarse the rain gradually drains away into the soil la lluvia se va filtrando en la tierra 1.2 [strength/resources] irse* agotando her will to live drained away iba perdiendo las ganas de vivir 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [liquid] escurrir

drain off

v + adv [rainwater] escurrirse 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [Culin] escurrir 2.2 [Tech] extraer*

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Word of the day lavado
m
wash …
Cultural fact of the day

In the River Plate region of Latin America the word copetín can mean an aperitif or light snack, or a social occasion at which these are consumed, generally before the evening meal.