drain englannista suomeksi
Something consuming resources and providing nothing in return.
An act of urination.
(RQ:Dickens Three Detective Anecdotes)
1966, Henry Mayhew, Peter Quennell, ''London's Underworld'' (page 48)
- What did she want with money, except now and then for a drain of satin.
To lose liquid.
''The clogged sink drained slowly.''
''Knock knock.''''Who's there?''''Dwayne.''''Dwayne who?''''Drain the bathtub, I'm drowning.''
To flow gradually.
''The water of low ground drains off.''
To cause liquid to flow out of.
''Please drain the sink. It's full of dirty water.''
To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one.
''They had to drain the swampy land before the parking lot could be built.''
To deplete of energy or resources.
''The stress of this job is really draining me.''
To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to exhaust.
(RQ:Bacon Sylva Sylvarum)
(RQ:Motley Dutch Republic)
To fall off the bottom of the playfield.