By the end of 1983, Wilson had managed to siphon $300 million of unused Pentagon cash to the Afghan mujahideen.
“In order to save the day, I had to siphon gasoline out of a car, which involved me sucking it out of a tube,” said Donahue.
How sick do you have to be to siphon money away from an event for the needy?
What are the economic factors in play when you siphon off access to the coasts?
First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.
The water in pools can be bailed out, or, better, emptied by a siphon made of small garden-hose or rubber tubing.
The best trap for this purpose is the siphon or running trap.
Toddles stretched out an ominous hand towards the siphon, and was only deterred from his fell intention by the entry of the C.O.
The point of the siphon does not touch the paper, although it is very close.
Upon the table Mr. Sliddim had thoughtfully placed a heavy cut-glass decanter half full of whisky, a siphon, and—glasses!
late 14c., from Latin sipho (genitive siphonis) "a siphon," from Greek siphon "pipe, tube for drawing wine from a cask," of unknown origin. Related: Siphonal.
1859, from siphon (n.). Figurative sense of "to draw off, divert" is recorded from 1940. Related: Siphoned; siphoning.
siphon si·phon (sī'fən)
A tube bent into an inverted U shape of unequal lengths, used to remove fluid by means of atmospheric pressure from a cavity or reservoir at one end of the tube over a barrier and out the other end. v. si·phoned, si·phon·ing, si·phons
To draw off or convey through a siphon.
To pass through a siphon.