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drain off

1. 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.
2. To cause a liquid to flow or move off of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drain" and "off." Drain off some of that excess water to free up more space in the pot for the other ingredients.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Don Quixote consented, and he, taking it with both hands, in good faith and with a better will, gulped down and drained off very little less than his master.
There was a bath in that corner, from which the water had been hastily drained off. Lying in it, as in a grave or sarcophagus, with a hurried drapery of sheet and blanket thrown across it, was the body of a heavily-made man, with an obtuse head, and coarse, mean, common features.
It by no means follows that because a man is a sexton, and constantly surrounded by the emblems of mortality, therefore he should be a morose and melancholy man; your undertakers are the merriest fellows in the world; and I once had the honour of being on intimate terms with a mute, who in private life, and off duty, was as comical and jocose a little fellow as ever chirped out a devil-may-care song, without a hitch in his memory, or drained off a good stiff glass without stopping for breath.
As soon as the water has drained off, he creeps up the little creeks that men think would not hide a dog, and there he waits.
The company already offers seals that enable the voltage to be drained off across an electrically conductive nonwoven.
Workers had closed down the Kiawambeu water treatment plant whose reservoirs had been drained off.
Due to efforts of the civic authorities, the rain water submerged most of the rain was drained off after three hour efforts.
DCI Broadbent rescued the bird, drained off the water, dried him and transported him to RSPCA's Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre.
Remove from the heat and drain off the water, then stir in the sweetcorn and peas once you've drained off their juices.
Metro trains (Photo #2) were covered in mud once the water was drained off, as was the control room (Photo #3) that will probably have to have all new equipment.
He also claimed that Nawaz had drained off his ill-amassed wealth and assets abroad, and "has sold his soul to the US".
For most locales, the building code dictates how quickly the water must be drained off, but usually no longer than 24 hours after the rain has ceased.
He said water wells and water tanks should be sealed off properly and stagnant water and pools must be drained off. Swimming pools must be properly maintained.
"There is quite a lot of blood under the muscle that has congealed and needed to be drained off. He has also had a bit of a reaction to some painkillers.
Much of the oil has been drained off and that the fire has been confined to one particular tank, Carney said.