Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: drain
IPA transcription: [dɹ'eɪn]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: drain, drainage
    Meaning: emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: drain, run_out
    Meaning: flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"
  • Synonyms: drain
    Meaning: deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
  • Synonyms: drain
    Meaning: empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
Usage examples
  • Drain.
  • "The drain pipe is plugged up.
  • Simmer until done, drain, and keep warm.
  • Boil young tender leeks in salted water; let drain.
  • Drain 1 can of mushrooms and heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter.
  • Drain off the fat, add a little flour and cook to a smooth paste.
  • Drain the fish and reduce the liquid by rapid boiling to one cupful.
  • Drain off the water and pour over the rice several cups of cold water.
  • Drain, wipe dry, and soak for an hour in a marinade of oil and vinegar.
  • They should be boiled in it, and then hung where they will drain and dry.