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drain away

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 away from the sidewalk.
2. To cause a liquid to flow or move away from something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drain" and "away." I had to drain the broth away from the noodles to get my daughter to eat the soup.
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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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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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There's a lot a of compacted stones and tarmac making it harder for the water to drain away despite the drainage channels they have put in.
Simply by keeping a wellmaintained lawn, providing somewhere for water to drain away, we can all do our bit to prevent flood damage.
1,100 mA of earth work : 900 mA of pavement surfaces : 170 mA asphalt pavements : 300 m concrete borders : 63 m concrete block steps : 100 mA pond : 120 m drainage channels : 3 pcs drain away : 15 m sewer (KG) : 350 mA drainage wells : 1,100 mA vegetation areas : 650 m electric lines including floor work and ZugschEnchte : 25 cubic meters of concrete work (foundations)
Make sure any newly planted bare-root or rootballed trees which are in containers have good drainage and are slightly raised off the ground to allow excess water to drain away.
These two reasons are why we get so-called surface water that does not drain away.
I worked out by filling a hose and putting one end in a drain lower than the level of the pool, the water would drain away naturally.
The grooves slope to drain away grease and fat, making it easy to clean.
As it stands pools of water are forming on the Deva pitch as the heavy snow begins to thaw, while the ground is too frozen for the water to drain away.
There is a practical side to this as there are fewer and fewer places for rain water to drain away so we are more likely to see flooding like we did last month.
But to those of us not asked to make a sacrifice in blood or treasure for this war, those of us whose duty has been limited to getting on with our lives and standing by while our constitutional rights drain away and our legislative branch continues its self-degradation, this war reverberates only as an echo of something awful happening some place far away.
Clean off any loose bark, so that no water gets trapped, and any rain will drain away from the bottom of the wound.
If you see Ceanothus leaves turning yellow, either you are watering too much, or the soil is too heavy to drain away whatever water is being applied.
Absence of adhesive bond between PVC lining and intermediate mastic allows possible future ground water seepage to drain away without damaging the lining.
Thousands of years later, the water may drain away, leaving caverns.