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drain away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrain away phrasal verbif something drains away, it is reduced until there is none left I watched the light drain away.anger/confidence/tension/hope etc drains away Sally felt her anger drain away. drain→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
drain awaySuddenly, palpably, his anger drained away.I watched the light drain away and felt the cold clawing at the earth between the tables.We drain away force as we indulge in inner talk.The waste water would be drained away through a 2,000-foot tunnel, 150 feet below the river level.There to the west of us, look, the washes all seem to be draining away to the southwest.Unlike the gentle technique described earlier, anti-cellulite massage should be vigorous to help drain away toxic wastes from the tissues.It was appalling and ridiculous, and this inner battle was draining away what little strength she had left.When the spirit flags, the body follows, and Jack Stone was literally draining away with despair and fear.
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Verb table
drain
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrain
he, she, itdrains
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydrained
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave drained
he, she, ithas drained
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad drained
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drain
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have drained
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam draining
he, she, itis draining
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you, we, theyare draining
Past
I, he, she, itwas draining
you, we, theywere draining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been draining
he, she, ithas been draining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been draining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be draining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been draining
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