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drain away

[for something] to flow away. All the water drained away and exposed the mud and rocks on the bottom of the pond. When the water drained away, we found three snapping turtles in the bottom of the pond.
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drain something away

(from something ) to channel some liquid away from something. Drain all of the standing water away from the foundation of the house. Drain away the water from the foundation.
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Have the person lie down in a semi-upright position with their head turned towards the injured side to help drain away the blood.
Similarly, the long relaxation times after each pulse allows stored charges to effectively drain away for effective wafer charging control and a reduced risk of dielectric damage.
This will help water to drain away and prevent waterlogging.
For maximum flavor, salad greens must be grown rapidly in rich, airy soil which has enough organic matter to hold moisture but drain away excess water that would stunt or kill the roots.
The borough council is signing up to a new national fraud line backed by a poster and leaflet campaign pointing out how false claims drain away money from services.
She replies: "Well, it wouldn't drain away if you put the plug in a bit more often.
I can't begin to contemplate how I would have felt if I'd had to pick up one of my kids from a pool of their own blood and watch their life drain away.
Kerbing will be laid flush with the side of the road to make ensure seawater runs off the road and on to the sand either side to drain away.
The sheeting allows water to pass through and drain away,but traps solid particles such as silt and clay from the earth so that they can't clog up or block the drain as time goes by.
Under the slogan Keep Our NHS Public, Mr Dobson, right, warned an expanded private sector will drain away resources and staff from state hospitals and clinics.
Once inside, Ibrox pulsated to a mixture of party tunes and club chants as the tension of a nerve-shredding, roller-coaster season finally began to drain away.
There are even fears America's jazz capital could be submerged in a 20ft deep stew of raw sewage and industrial chemicals which couldn't drain away.
Tears drain away through tiny openings towards the inner end of each eyelid, if these were blocked it could produce the symptoms you describe.
Two or three drainage tubes are inserted around the patient's liver, to drain away excess blood and fluid during the operation.
The sheeting allows water to pass through and drain away, but traps solid particles such as silt and clay from the earth so that they can't clog up or block the drain as time goes by.