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verb [transitive] siphon pronunciation in British English /ˈsaɪf(ə)n/
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present tense
present participlesiphoning
past tensesiphoned
past participlesiphoned
  1. 1



    siphon off

    to move liquid from one container to another through a tube
    Siphon off all excess liquid.
  2. 2
    to move money from one bank account to another, especially illegally or dishonestly
    They had siphoned off millions of pounds into their personal accounts.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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