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    Arrow Drain Out

    Suppose a barrel filled water has a valve.
    "I opened the valve to drain the water."
    "I opened the valve to drain out the water."

    How are "drain" and "drain out" different?

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    Re: Drain Out

    They mean the same thing. The "out" is not wrong, but not necessary either.

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