drain from (someone or something)

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drain from (someone or something)

1. To flow or move away from something, as of a liquid. Don't worry, once the rain stops, all of this water will drain from the sidewalk.
2. To cause a liquid to flow or move out of someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drain" and "from." Ever since that football injury, I have to go to the doctor every so often to get fluid drained from my knee. I had to drain the broth from the noodles, or else my daughter wouldn't eat the soup.
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drain something from someone or something

to cause something to flow out of someone or something. The farmers drained the water from the flooded fields. The doctor drained the fluids from Roger after his operation.
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drain from something

to flow out of something. All the dirty oil drained from the engine. The milk drained from the leaky container and covered the bottom of the refrigerator.
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References in classic literature ?
We know that the bitter drops, which even you have drained from the cup, are no incidental aggravations, no individual ills, but such as must mingle always and necessarily in the lot of every slave.
Add enough liquid drained from cherries to measure 1 3/4 cups total.
Both methods involve an initial servicing where the bulk of the PCB fluid is drained from the unit and taken off-site for destruction.
During off-site processing, the PCB fluid is drained from the transformer and replaced with an interim fluid that leaches PCBS from the unit's core and coil.
During retrofit, the PCB fluid is drained from the transformer and transported to an Epa-approved incinerator for destruction.