drain

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drain is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
drain

Plural
drains

A storm drain on a street
  1. A drain is a hole, sometimes in the bottom of a basin, to let water flow out, and a pipe attached to the hole.
    After you wash, you should drain the water from the bath.


Verb[change]

Plain form
drain

Third-person singular
drains

Past tense
drained

Past participle
drained

Present participle
draining

  1. Someone drains something when they take the water or other liquid out of it.
    She drained her cup in one gulp.
    The workers drained the wet land to make it a dry place to build houses.