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drain Idioms & Phrases


Barrel drain

  • (Arch.), a drain in the form of a cylindrical tube.
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Box drain

  • (Arch.), a drain constructed with upright sides, and with flat top and bottom.
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Box drain, Counter drain

  • . See under Box, Counter.
Webster 1913

brain drain

  • noun depletion or loss of intellectual and technical personnel
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Counter drain

  • a drain at the foot of the embankment of a canal or watercourse, for carrying off the water that may soak through.
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drain basket

  • noun a filter in a sink drain; traps debris but passes water
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drain the cup

  • verb drink to the last drop
    drink up.
    • drink up--there's more wine coming
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draining board

  • noun a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink
    drainboard.
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Right of drain

  • (Law), an easement or servitude by which one man has a right to convey water in pipes through or over the estate of another.
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Spray drain

  • (Agric.), a drain made by laying under earth the sprays or small branches of trees, which keep passages open.
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Straw drain

  • a drain filled with straw.
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Tile drain

  • a drain made of tiles.
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tile-drain

Tile"-drain` transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To drain by means of tiles; to furnish with a tile drain.
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top-drain

Top"-drain` transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To drain the surface of, as land; as, to top-drain a field or farm.
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top-draining

Top"-drain`ing noun
Definitions
  1. The act or practice of drining the surface of land.
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trap-and-drain auger

  • noun a plumber's snake for clearing a trap and drain
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Turf drain

  • a drain made with turf or peat.
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water drain

Wa"ter drain`
Definitions
  1. A drain or channel for draining off water.
Webster 1913

Well drain

  • . (a) A drain or vent for water, somewhat like a well or pit, serving to discharge the water of wet land. (b) A drain conducting to a well or pit.
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