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drain in Construction topic

draindrain2 ●●○ noun [countable]  1 especially British EnglishTBC a pipe that carries water or waste liquids away The flood was caused by a blocked drain. There’s a problem with the drains.2 TBC British English the frame of metal bars over a drain where water etc can flow into it syn grate American English3 American English the hole in the bottom of a bath or sink that water flows out through syn plughole British English4 a drain on something5 down the drain brain drain, → laugh like a drain at laugh1(1)
Examples from the Corpus
drainThe parish is a drain on resources, no doubt about it.To have left the tube and drain in place for 14-21 days would have been ideal but less acceptable to the patient.For refrigerators with removable drain plugs, remove plug and force warm water mixed with baking soda through the drain.Blood from Forster's broken body was floating away in clouds, finally swirling in a whirlpool above the drain.Time and again he had to turn his nose up into the arch of the drain to keep from drowning.We crawled out of the drain, saw the coast clear, and ran down the road together.The drain in the bathtub is clogged.the drainsThis makes it absolutely clear that the early road and the drains belong in a mid to late second-century context.The view had been spoilt, and the drains became complicated.Paper blocks the drains, so it goes into a little box.A grey drizzle enveloped the city; where there were trees, sodden leaves choked the drains and made the pavements dangerous.Small children scrambled for the scattered coins before they washed down the drains.More and more people were looking to the drains, rather than to providence.He counterclaimed for damages for breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment and another claim relating to the drains.At first they think the builders have messed up the drains.