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The drain's blocked again.
The war was becoming a serious drain on the nation's resources.
The government pledged to stop the drain of capital overseas.
a chest drain
I hate to think of all that hard work going down the drain!
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
satirical writing or art uses humour to criticize people or things and make them seem silly
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of drain from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.