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drain

US [dreɪn]
UK [dreɪn]
  • n.消耗;下水道;排水管;耗竭
  • v.排空;流出;(使)流光;放干
  • Web漏极;排水沟;耗尽
Simple Present:drains  Present Participle:draining  Past Tense:drained  
drain
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
排空;(使)流光;放干to make sth empty or dry by removing all the liquid from it; to become empty or dry in this way
Drain and rinse the pasta.
把通心粉过一过水。
The marshes have been drained.
沼泽地里的水已排干。
You will need to drain the central heating system before you replace the radiator.
你得先把中央供暖系统的水排净再更换散热器。
The swimming pool drains very slowly.
游泳池里的水排得很慢。
Leave the dishes to drain.
把碟子控干。
2.
[t][i]
(使)流走,流出to make liquid flow away from sth; to flow away
We had to drain the oil out of the engine.
我们必须把发动机里的机油全部放掉。
Drain off the excess fat from the meat.
把肉里面多余的油沥掉。
She pulled out the plug and the water drained away.
她拔掉塞子,让水流走了。
My anger slowly drained away.
我的怒火慢慢平息下来。
The river drains into a lake.
这条河流入湖中。
All the colour drained from his face when I told him the news
我把这消息告诉他时他脸色变得煞白。
His face drained of colour.
他的脸上血色全无。
3.
[t]
~ sth
喝光;喝干to empty a cup or glass by drinking everything in it
In one gulp, he drained the glass.
他一口喝干了杯中的水。
She quickly drained the last of her drink.
她一下子就把最后一点儿酒喝掉了。
4.
[t]
使(精力、金钱等)耗尽to make sb/sth weaker, poorer, etc. by using up their/its strength, money, etc.
My mother's hospital expenses were slowly draining my income.
我母亲的住院开销把我的收入渐渐耗光了。
an exhausting and draining experience
令人精疲力竭的一段经历
I felt drained of energy.
我感到筋疲力尽。
n.
1.
[c]
下水道;排水管a pipe that carries away dirty water or other liquid waste
We had to call in a plumber to unblock the drain.
我们只得叫个管子工来疏通下水道。
The drains(= the system of pipes) date from the beginning of the century.
下水道排水系统是本世纪初修的。
2.
[c]
下水道孔盖a frame of metal bars over the opening to a drain in the ground
3.
[c]
(浴缸、水池等的)排水孔,渗水孔,漏眼a hole in a bath/ bathtub , sink , etc. where the water flows away and into which a plug fits
4.
[sing]
a ~ on sb/sth
消耗;耗竭;耗费a thing that uses a lot of the time, money, etc. that could be used for sth else
Military spending is a huge drain on the country's resources.
军费开支是对国家资源的巨大耗费。
IDM
It's just money down the drain, you know.
你要知道,这是白白丢钱。
Safety standards have gone down the drain.
安全标准根本不管用了。
(go) down the drain
(informal)
(被)浪费掉;(变得)非常糟糕(to be) wasted; (to get) very much worse
It's just money down the drain, you know.
你要知道,这是白白丢钱。
Safety standards have gone down the drain.
安全标准根本不管用了。

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