drain dry

empty of its contents, drink it all up

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drain — [n] channel through which liquid runs off cesspool, cloaca, conduit, culvert, ditch, duct, outlet, pipe, sewer, sink, trench, watercourse; concept 501 drain [v1] remove liquid; remove supply abate, bankrupt, bleed, bleed dry*, catheterize,… …   New thesaurus

  • drain — [drān] vt. [ME dreinen < OE dreahnian, to strain off, lit., to dry out < base of dryge, DRY] 1. to draw off (liquid) gradually 2. to draw water or any liquid from gradually so as to dry or empty [to drain swamps] 3. to receive the waters of …   English World dictionary

  • Dry Creek (South Australia) — Dry Creek or Dry Creek Drain (34°47′40″S 138°34′39″E / 34.79444°S 138.5775°E / 34.79444; 138.5775) is a seasonal stream in South Australia …   Wikipedia

  • drain — (v.) O.E. dreahnian to drain, strain out, from P.Gmc. *dreug , source of DROUGHT (Cf. drought), DRY (Cf. dry), giving the English word originally a sense of make dry. Figurative meaning of exhaust is attested from 1650s. The word is not found in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dry — adj 1 Dry, arid mean devoid of moisture. Dry may suggest freedom from noticeable moisture either as a characteristic or as a desirable state {a dry climate} {1dry clothing} {dry land} {dry provisions} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Dry sump — A dry sump is a lubricating motor oil management method for four stroke and large two stroke piston internal combustion engines that uses external pumps and a secondary external reservoir for oil, as compared to a conventional wet sump system.… …   Wikipedia

  • Drain — (dr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drained} (dr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Draining}.] [AS. drehnigean to drain, strain; perh. akin to E. draw.] 1. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dry Creek, South Australia — Dry Creek Adelaide, South Australia Barker Inlet wetlands at Dry Creek Populat …   Wikipedia

  • drain — ► VERB 1) cause the liquid in (something) to run out. 2) (of liquid) run off or out. 3) become dry as liquid runs off. 4) deprive of strength or resources. 5) drink the entire contents of. ► NOUN 1) a channel or pipe carrying off …   English terms dictionary

  • dry — [adj1] moistureless anhydrous, arid, athirst, baked, bald, bare, barren, dehydrated, depleted, desert, desiccant, desiccated, drained, dried up, droughty, dusty, evaporated, exhausted, hard, impoverished, juiceless, not irrigated, parched,… …   New thesaurus

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