verb (used with or without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of siphon
OTHER WORDS FROM siphon
Example sentences from the Web for siphon
Perhaps these workers did not want their dues siphoned off for political activity.Justice Thomas Is Right About America’s Obsession With Race|Ron Christie|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though the Post has the top job site in Washington, competitors like Monster and Craigslist have siphoned off much of the revenue.Washington Post’s Katharine Weymouth Offers the ‘Story Behind the Story’|Eleanor Clift|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Investigators believe Taylor siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars out of Liberia —and engaged in the blood diamond trade.War Criminal Charles Taylor’s Daughter Defends Her Dad|Robtel Neajai Pailey|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But in fact, Bush had merely siphoned off a few conservative Democrats, while making barely any compromises on substance.
Spyridiace—Frond thread-like, jointed, one-siphoned, more or less covered with small cells.
Ceramiace—Frond thread-like, jointed, one-siphoned, and more or less covered with a layer of cortical cells.
Its weight may be inferred from the fact that it can be siphoned, or poured like water, from one vessel downward into another.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
The clear water is then siphoned or poured off and the glaze is ready for use.The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
The clear water on top is siphoned off and the paste dried sufficiently to handle.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers|George J. Cox