siphon - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈsaɪf(ə)n/
present tense
I/you/we/theysiphon
he/she/itsiphons
present participlesiphoning
past tensesiphoned
past participlesiphoned
  1. 1

    siphon

    or

    siphon off

    to move liquid from one container to another through a tube
  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.