drain

drain
I [dreɪn]
nome
1) (in street) fognatura f., chiavica f.

to unblock the drains — spurgare i tombini

2) (in building) tubatura f.; (pipe) (tubo di) scarico m.
3) (ditch) canale m. di scolo
4) fig. (of people, skills, money) perdita f., emorragia f.

to be a drain on — essere un salasso per [profits, funds]

5) med. drenaggio m.
••

to go down the drain — colloq. andare perso, essere buttato via, andare in fumo

that's Ј 100 down the drain — colloq. sono 100 sterline buttate via

II 1. [dreɪn]
verbo transitivo
1) prosciugare, drenare [land, lake]; fare uscire liquido da, spurgare [radiator, boiler]
2) scolare [pasta, canned food]
3) fig. esaurire, prosciugare [resources]
4) (drink) svuotare [glass]; scolarsi [drink]
5) [river] raccogliere le acque di [area, basin]
6) med. drenare
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) [liquid] defluire, scolare (out of, from da); [bath, radiator, sink] svuotarsi

to drain into — scaricare (le acque) in [sea, gutter]; filtrare in [soil]

the blood o colour drained from her face — sbiancò in volto

2) [dishes, food] scolare

to leave sth. to drain — lasciare qcs. a scolare, a sgocciolare

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[drein] 1. verb
1) (to clear (land) of water by the use of ditches and pipes: There are plans to drain the marsh.) prosciugare
2) ((of water) to run away: The water drained away/off into the ditch.) defluire, scorrere
3) (to pour off the water etc from or allow the water etc to run off from: Would you drain the vegetables?; He drained the petrol tank; The blood drained from her face.) scolare; sgorgare
4) (to drink everything contained in: He drained his glass.) scolarsi, bersi
5) (to use up completely (the money, strength etc of): The effort drained all his energy.) prosciugare
2. noun
1) (something (a ditch, trench, waterpipe etc) designed to carry away water: The heavy rain has caused several drains to overflow.) tubo di deflusso/scarico
2) (something which slowly exhausts a supply, especially of one's money or strength: His car is a constant drain on his money.) salasso
- draining-board
- drainpipe
- down the drain
* * *
I [dreɪn]
nome
1) (in street) fognatura f., chiavica f.

to unblock the drains — spurgare i tombini

2) (in building) tubatura f.; (pipe) (tubo di) scarico m.
3) (ditch) canale m. di scolo
4) fig. (of people, skills, money) perdita f., emorragia f.

to be a drain on — essere un salasso per [profits, funds]

5) med. drenaggio m.
••

to go down the drain — colloq. andare perso, essere buttato via, andare in fumo

that's Ј 100 down the drain — colloq. sono 100 sterline buttate via

II 1. [dreɪn]
verbo transitivo
1) prosciugare, drenare [land, lake]; fare uscire liquido da, spurgare [radiator, boiler]
2) scolare [pasta, canned food]
3) fig. esaurire, prosciugare [resources]
4) (drink) svuotare [glass]; scolarsi [drink]
5) [river] raccogliere le acque di [area, basin]
6) med. drenare
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) [liquid] defluire, scolare (out of, from da); [bath, radiator, sink] svuotarsi

to drain into — scaricare (le acque) in [sea, gutter]; filtrare in [soil]

the blood o colour drained from her face — sbiancò in volto

2) [dishes, food] scolare

to leave sth. to drain — lasciare qcs. a scolare, a sgocciolare


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