drain (someone or something) of (something)

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drain (someone or something) of (something)

1. To cause someone or something to lose some ability or quality, often energy. Eleanor has such a pessimistic attitude that being around her just drains me of energy.
2. To empty or remove something (often a liquid) from something else. I always have to drain this soup of its broth because my daughter only likes the noodles.
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drain someone or something of something

Fig. to exhaust someone or something of something, such as energy, motivation, etc. This day has drained me of all my motivation. The first performance drained the cast of all its energy.
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drain something of something

to empty something out of something. He drained the glass of the remaining beer.
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This can be done only by allowing someone to completely drain us of the vinegar we carry, to clean us up thoroughly, to ensure that after a long process of cleansing and rinsing, we are completely free of vinegar, its residue, and its taste.
Whatever our opinion of the Israel-Palestine conflict, we must not let the thought police drain us of the rachmanes that makes us Jewish and the empathy that makes us human.
Negative people are like psychic vampires: They drain us of the precious energy we need to grow and achieve.
LET'S ditch the ball and chain that is England, before they drain us of our natural and human resources.
She added: "Sadly we have to V wonder if we have a council A worthy of running our city as, slowly, their decisions drain us of our second city status.
Truth-telling, active listening, and resolving problems/attitudes that drain us of our energy and creativity are key coaching skills.
I've lived in the San Fernando Valley 42 years and I've watched the city of Los Angeles drain us of tax dollars and do a lot of stupid things, and never give us anything in return.