The buy-out had drained the Lampoon's resources, and an infusion of fresh cash was urgently needed.
He drained the wine from the tumbler and turned away from the window, and there was no self-pity in his gravelly voice.
And the medications were sold to the government at huge mark-ups that drained the health care budget.
The irony is that it was a woman who drained the Botox from Palin's rootin' tootin' appeal to other professional women.
One question asks Palestinians to identify a lake the "Israeli occupation" drained -- the answer: Hula Lake.
So saying, Harry drained his glass of whisky toddy, shook out the last ashes from his pipe, and went off upstairs to bed.
He raised the horn to his lips and drained the mead at a draught.
He looked into the teapot, where the drained leaves were still warm.
All that surface work will be drained off from the hearts of men.
The method in which a camp shall be drained, and the offal disposed of, is prescribed.
Old English dreahnian "to drain, strain out," from Proto-Germanic *dreug-, source of drought, dry, giving the English word originally a sense of "make dry." Figurative meaning of "exhaust" is attested from 1650s. The word is not found in surviving texts between late Old English and the 1500s. Related: Drained; draining.
1550s, from drain (v.).
A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material. v. drained, drain·ing, drains
To draw off a liquid gradually as it forms.