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siphon

verb
variants: also syphon

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1 to remove (liquid) gradually or completely
  • I let the stranded motorist siphon some of my gas so he could be on his way

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2 to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway
  • investigators discovered that the so-called charitable organization was siphoning funds for personal use

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The first known use of siphon was in 1659

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“Siphon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/siphon. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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