verb (used with or without object)
- sioux state,
- sioux war,
- siphon bottle,
Origin of siphon
Examples from the Web for siphon
First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.
What are the economic factors in play when you siphon off access to the coasts?Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director|Marlow Stern|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How sick do you have to be to siphon money away from an event for the needy?12-12-12 Concert Ticket Scalpers: The Hurricane Sandy Benefit Spoilers|Winston Ross|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“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.Growgirl: Heather Donahue’s Journey From ‘Blair Witch’ to Growing Marijuana|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By the end of 1983, Wilson had managed to siphon $300 million of unused Pentagon cash to the Afghan mujahideen.
If no pump is at hand, siphon out stomach with rubber tube and funnel.
It is also applied to the siphon perforating the septum of a chambered shell when it is placed near the centre of the plate.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
The fittings were the same—brown soap, cold water, shaving mirror, tumbler and siphon.A Padre in France|George A. Birmingham
Now siphon the remaining water away, at the same time supplying fresh water.Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do|Anonymous
In the young the siphon hardly extends beyond the borders of the valves, and then the animal lives at or close to the surface.Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution|Alpheus Spring Packard
Word Origin for siphon
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.