The water flows/drains/goes out of the tub


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"Wait until the water flows/drains/goes/gets out of the tub before you rinse it with the shower head."

Which verb fits there?
(What I mean is that the water leaves the tub through the drainhole.)

  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    "Drains" is easily the best here, at least in BrE, but I don't think anyone would think "flows" is wrong.

    You (or the dog) might get out of the tub, but this sounds odd for water, and "to go" tends to be used a little differently here: "Wait until all the water has gone from the tub..." (and even then, "has drained" is still better).
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