French translation of 'draining'
- (= exhausting)
Example Sentences Including 'draining'
He went up the stairs to the lounge, his whole body expressing a disastrous draining away of confidence.Death in Purple Prose
Facing south-west, sheltered from the north, draining down well.The Hardie Inheritance
The man studied the draining lamb for a moment, then crossed the barn towards Hyde, the knife in front of him.The Last Raven
Trends of 'draining'
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- [of house]
canalisation fthe drains [of house]
⇒ The drains are blocked.
Les canalisations sont bouchées.down the drain (informal) (= lost, wasted)
jeté(e) par les fenêtresto go down the drain (informal) (= be ruined)see also drain rods
- [of town]
- (opening in roadside, covered by metal grid)
bouche f d'égout
a drain on resources
une ponctiona drain on one's funds
une ponctionto be a drain on sth [resources, funds]
constituer une ponction dans qch,
constituer une ponction sur qch
- [land, marshes, mine]
assécherto drain water from sth [land, mines]
- (= empty)
- [glass, cup]
- (= swallow) [drink]
vider d'un trait
- (= exhaust) [person]
exténuerto feel drained (of energy, emotion)
Example Sentences Including 'drain'
He stuck two fingers into his collar, pulled at it to let some of the blood drain into his body.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
The moment I faced him all your years of teachings went down the drain.Roses are for the Rich
We can't just let Dena's life go down the drain without making every effort.The Ambassador's Women
Translation of draining from the Collins English to French Dictionary