drain away(redirected from draining 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.
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.
[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.