drain off


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drain off

To flow or move off of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drain" and "off." Now that we've fixed the gutters, the rain should drain off of our roof nicely.
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drain something off something

 and drain something off to cause or permit something
to flow from the surface or contents of something. Drain some of the broth off the chicken. Drain off the fat at the bottom of the pan.
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Drain off and serve plain, with cheese or buttered.
This system permits rainwater to drain off a roof at a controlled rate (usually equal to or less than the previous undeveloped rate); after a storm has abated, the accumulated water drains off within a prescribed period of time.
Drain off the water and allow the tongue to cool before peeling off the outer skin and discarding.
due to the smooth, angled surfaces the detergents can drain off residue free, making the cells easy to clean.
Next week: drain off that debilitating pox with new Lemsip Leeches
The flooding came from an overflow drain off a swollen River Sowe and residents demanded action to prevent further problems.
Drain off any fat and add loads of veg and it is instantly transformed to a "diet" meal.
It will not drain off parts or wick off into packaging materials.
Just pull the drain plug to let the water in the sink drain off into your yard.
WILD BERRY COMPOTE: Thaw 1 (1-pound) bag frozen mixed berries (available at Trader Joe's), making sure to drain off all juices.
A pneumatically controlled rubber roller can be used for applying additional pressure to the crushed packages in order to squeeze out high viscous products that will not drain off easily.
If you want to be naughty, drain off the juice, put it back in the pan and stir in a glug of cream, or whisk in about 30g butter).
The tubes allow excess oil and condensation to drain off from the transmission and engine.
Buy extra lean mince, dry-fry it and drain off the excess fat.
In this month's feature solves that problem: it's a selection of plastic tubing that's been treated to be conductive enough to drain off static charges.