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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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All this while the horn was not idle, for it went round so constantly, now full, now empty, like the bucket of a water-wheel, that it soon drained one of the two wine-skins that were in sight.
Knobloch, who had a brilliant night of her own with a team-best 24 points, drained one of her five 3-pointers to slice the Indians' deficit to 24-21 as the last moments of the second unraveled.
Curry drained one of those way-out-there 3-pointers that have been hard to come by this postseason to beat the halftime buzzer and Golden State shot 13 for 36 from deep.
It was not one of those charges into disaster that pockmarked his start to that campaign and drained one of football's deepest wells of confidence.
Down, 44-50 near the end of the third period, Lee drained one of his triples to end the quarter and then nailed another to open the fourth as the Philippines tied it all up at 50 before completing a 23-6 surge that put the game beyond reach of the Taiwanese.
Starks made both free throws, drained one of his career-high five three-pointers, and Brandt followed with two mid-range jumpers.
The teams fought back and forth until Mike Arbortoko drained one of two free throws with a minute left to push the Southbridge lead to five.
Shortly after picking up his fourth foul, Ekperigin converted a three-point play to pull Le Moyne within 64-60 with 8:01 left, but Mike Balderelli drained one of his high-arcing 3-pointers to ignite a 9-0 spurt that stretched the lead to 13.
Sheldon McGrath drained one of two free throws with 1:36 left to end a three-minute scoring drought for the Wildcats (8-2), but a putback by Kiner 22 seconds later brought Chester within three at 45-42.