Felt his enthusiasm draining.
Drained the cup.
Gasoline drained slowly from the tilted can.
When you open the plug on a sink preventing water from going out and allow the water to go out, this is an example of a time when you drain a sink.
When a sink is filled with water has its plug opened and the water runs out, this is an example of a time when the sink drains.
When all of the sadness you were feeling leaves you, this is an example of a time when the sadness drains out of you.
When water runs off of a driveway, this is an example of a time when the driveway drains.
When soil becomes drier, this is an example of a time when the soil drains.
When you drink an entire glass of milk, this is an example of a time when you drain the glass.
Drained water from the sink.
Drained the putt for a birdie.
Watched the tub slowly drain.
The Niagara River drains into Lake Ontario. When flooded, the swamp drains northward.
To drain swamps.
The St. Lawrence drains the Great Lakes.
His courage drained away.
Central Europe drains into the Danube.
That rental property is a drain on our finances.
Please drain the sink. It's full of dirty water.
They had to drain the swampy land before the parking lot could be built.
The stress of this job is really draining me.
A pipe that lets water out of your sink and into the sewer system is an example of a drain.
A kid who takes all of his parent's money is an example of a drain on his parent's money.
- To or into the condition of being wasted or lost:All of our best laid plans are down the drain.
- lost in a wasteful, heedless way
Origin of drain
- Middle English dreinen to strain, drain from Old English drēahnian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition