drawing off


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act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

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In September 2008, a German court convicted three Turks of fraud for drawing off donations and using them for other purposes outside charity.
Many in Iran are very concerned that Iran's neighbors are pumping away and drawing off oil and gas from the Iranian side of the border.
This involves inserting a long needle through the mother's abdomen and drawing off fluid from the womb.
With sales taxes on gin contributing ten percent of all government revenues, and distillation drawing off a glut of grain, there were powerful incentives for tolerating popular drinking.
Flux Pumps has launched a new pump range that is compact but powerful, for a wide range of applications in drawing off, transferring and emptying liquids from barrels and containers.