drain

(redirected from went down the drain)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for drain

Synonyms for drain

to remove (a liquid) by a steady, gradual process

to lessen or weaken severely, as by removing something essential

to diminish the strength and energy of

Synonyms for drain

emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

Related Words

a pipe through which liquid is carried away

a gradual depletion of energy or resources

flow off gradually

Synonyms

Related Words

empty of liquid

Related Words

make weak

References in periodicals archive ?
Howard Berman and Woodland Hills Democratic Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, went down the drain.
Due to a global economic crisis, demand for raw materials fell and the Argentine economy went down the drain.
That all went down the drain when they announced this over the weekend," he said referring to the merger.
The "key and light" that went down the drain in the beginning of Saw;
But the 33-year-old's money-making scheme went down the drain when he was spotted by a member of the public who called police.