Storm drain.




  • To lose liquid.
  • To flow gradually.
  • To cause liquid to flow out of.
  • To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one.
  • To deplete of energy or resources.
  • To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to exhaust.
  • To filter.
  • To fall off the bottom of the playfield.


  • From Middle English dreinen, from Old English drēahnian, from Proto-Germanic *drauhnōną, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz. Akin to Old English drūgian, Old English drūgaþ, Old English drȳġe. More at dry.

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