siphon [ˈsaɪf(ə)n]

verb [T]
1) to move liquid from one container to another through a tube
2) to move money from one bank account to another illegally or dishonestly

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  • siphon — si‧phon [ˈsaɪfn] also syphon verb [transitive] to dishonestly take money from a business, account etc and use it for a purpose for which it was not intended: siphon something from/​off something • I later found she had siphoned thousands of… …   Financial and business terms

  • siphon — /ˈsaɪfən / (say suyfuhn) noun 1. an enclosed tube or conduit through which a liquid is conveyed from a reservoir at one elevation to a lower elevation, the liquid being initially forced into the tube by suction or immersion and then, once the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • siphon — I UK [ˈsaɪf(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms siphon : present tense I/you/we/they siphon he/she/it siphons present participle siphoning past tense siphoned past participle siphoned 1) siphon or siphon off to move liquid from one container… …   English dictionary

  • siphon — si|phon1 also syphon BrE [ˈsaıfən] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin sipho pipe, tube , from Greek siphon] 1.) a bent tube used for getting liquid out of a container, used by holding one end of the tube at a lower level than the end in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soda siphon — /ˈsoʊdə saɪfən/ (say sohduh suyfuhn) noun a bottle filled with carbonated water, fitted with a bent tube through the neck, the soda water being forced out, when a valve is opened, by the pressure on its surface from the gas accumulating within… …   Australian English dictionary

  • syphon — [ˈsaɪf(ə)n] another spelling of siphon …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • siphonage — /ˈsaɪfənɪdʒ/ (say suyfuhnij) noun the action of a siphon …   Australian English dictionary

  • syphon — /ˈsaɪfən / (say suyfuhn) noun, verb (t), verb (i) → siphon …   Australian English dictionary

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  • syphon — verb [transitive] another spelling of siphon * * * syphon UK US /ˈsaɪfən/ verb [T] ► SIPHON(Cf. ↑siphon) …   Financial and business terms

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