Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Drain"

The meaning of "Drain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa draining ?
A: it means that the energy is being drained from the body from doing that action so it's draining or tiring.
Q: O que significa I'm drained ?
A: It means ' I am exhausted'
It can be something that's draining tires you out, either physically or emotionally.
Q: O que significa ran down the drain?
A: The drain is the hole in the sink or bathtub where the water goes out. "run down the drain" means "go down the drain"
Q: O que significa "The drain on my time"?
A: That means something wastes your time.

You can also say that things drain your energy or patience, etc.
Q: O que significa 'drain'?
A: In context, she means loss of knowledge after having been away from school for a couple of months.

It has been "drained" away by an extended lack of exposure and reinforcement during the summer vacation.

Example sentences using "Drain"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com drain away.
A: “Drain away“ as a saying is based on the idea of water going down the drain. The phrase is used to describe something slowly going away.

“As John realized what had actually happened his anger drained away.”

Because John better understands what was going on he became less angry as it was explained to him.

“When I get scared all the blood drains away from my face“

This means that when the person is frightened they become pale. This is a little bit more of a literal use of the phrase but it is one that I read in books pretty often.

“Remodeling my house has really drained my bank account“

This is a shorter version of the phrase. It means that the cost of remodeling the persons home has slowly but significantly cost them money.

I hope these help!
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com down the drain .
A: "I bought these expensive shoes and the heel broke on the first day. That's $300 down the drain."

"I got called into work on my day off so all my plans went down the drain."
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com go down the drain.
A: “Go down the drain” could be both literally and figuratively

Literally: “oh no! I dropped my ring down the drain!”
Figuratively: “I failed the test! All my time I spent studying went down the drain...”
“If I don’t go to university, my future will go down the drain
Hopefully you understand :)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com drain.
A: this work always drains me.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com drain away.
A: drain away is normally used to say that something is going away or disappearing like "my energy is slowly draining away while I climb my last steps to the top of the mountain"

Synonyms of "Drain" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre drain e fade ?
A: drain is like water going into the drain of your shower. Drain is usually associated with liquid. “The water goes down the drain

“I drained all the water out of the tub”

Fade means something going away slowly but you can still barely see it.

“She watched his truck fade away into the darkness”

“The red fades in with the orange “
Q: Qual é a diferença entre drain e sewer ?
Q: Qual é a diferença entre drain e leak e leakage ?
A: Drain
to drain something is to get rid of something within it, e.g. drain the bath (of water)

or it can refer to the physical drain pipes on houses

to let something out when it shouldn't be, e.g. the water will leak out of the boat


somebody has leaked the new song before its official release

A leakage is simply the result of something that has leaked,
or is leaking. e.g.

there is a leakage in the boat

there is a leakage in the ceiling

there was a leakage in the bottle
Q: Qual é a diferença entre drain e empty ?
A: "Drain" is used if there is liquid involved.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre to drain e to strain ?
A: What fadeddreamss said was correct, but "drain" tends to mean that you are removing or letting the water go, while "strain" is running water through a substance (like fruits and vegetables) to remove things like dirt or pesticide residues. You can put dry or wet ingredients through a sieve, but we would usually say "strain" for wet ingredients (removing water) and "sift" for dry ingredients (breaking down clumps in flour, sugar, etc.).

Translations of "Drain"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? emotional drain or emotional drainage
which is correct?
A: Your constant nagging is a real emotional drain, you know?

1st sounds natural.
2nd might work but I have never heard that form.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? he drains me out
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? drain
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Drain"

Q: I get the drain pipes cleaned once in a year, and today was the day.
A cleaner came my apartment earlier than I had expected. I was able to have more free time, so I thought I might as well go out. soa natural?
A: × I get the drain pipes cleaned once in a year, and today was the day.
✓ I get the drain pipes cleaned once a year, and today was the day.

You only had one error but everything else looks super natural!!
Q: Drain and set aside.
Then drain and set aside.
And then drain and set aside. soa natural?
A: All of them sound natural to me, I can not pick/choose which one is best, because they all sound good.
Q: What does "down the drain" mean? I can't think of an accurate definition, I saw many examples of it, though. So can you please teach me what it exactly means? It would be nice if I could get some examples as well. Thanks for your time!
A: It is an idiom that means ruined or destroyed as if wasted
All of my savings have gone down the drain after my son wrecked the car.

Ex Poetically
Down the drain, her efforts went, and she is full of discontent.

This is a drain:
Q: The drain is jammed. soa natural?
A: The drain is clogged.
Q: ​‎1.The drain water inclines to flow into the gap.
2.​‎The drain water tends to flow into the gap.
3.​‎The drain water is likely to flow into the gap. soa natural?
A: #3 sounds the most natural, you could also say “The drain water usually flows into the gap” if you know it does or “The drain water will probably flow into the gap”

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