Think about how Ralph Nader elected George W. Bush in 2000, for instance, by siphoning off a small number of votes in Florida.
He also worried that enlistment terms would soon run out on several thousand of his soldiers, siphoning away his strength.
He scanned files, photos, and videos, siphoning off anything sexually compromising.
To many Americans, pouring aid dollars into a developing country may seem like siphoning cash into a black hole.
With a rubber hose for siphoning in his hand, the boy climbed the steep bank.
Such a connection prevents the possibility of siphoning the traps, as it gives an outward air connection.
Use stomach pump if possible, or empty stomach with rubber tube and funnel, siphoning fluids out.
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.