“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.
By the end of 1983, Wilson had managed to siphon $300 million of unused Pentagon cash to the Afghan mujahideen.
First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.
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.