drain immediately and immerse the beans in ice water to stop the cooking.
Shortly after this series of events, Lauren writes, drain pulled her out of school to be homeschooled online.
The assumption is that President Obama is a drain on Democrats desperate to survive his unpopular numbers in key states.
The audience chuckled—but running for president in Florida by promising to drain jobs from Florida is a tough sell.
In fact, recent foreign aid to Haiti has been anything but money down a drain.
Let stand while preparing other ingredients; drain before stuffing.
When they are tender, remove them from the fire and drain off the water.
If the single parishes would unite to dig trenches and drain the soil, they would have the finest meadows.
When it is quite tender, take it up, and drain and squeeze it well.
He squeezed himself through the drain in the night, and feasted in the store-room to his heart's content.
Old English dreahnian "to drain, strain out," from Proto-Germanic *dreug-, source of drought, dry, giving the English word originally a sense of "make dry." Figurative meaning of "exhaust" is attested from 1650s. The word is not found in surviving texts between late Old English and the 1500s. Related: Drained; draining.
1550s, from drain (v.).
A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material. v. drained, drain·ing, drains
To draw off a liquid gradually as it forms.
(IBM) To allow a system to complete the processing of its current work before the system becomes unavailable. E.g. draining a device before taking it off-line or telling a web server in a server farm not to accept any new requests but to finish processing any requests it has already accepted.