siphon

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Synonyms for siphon

a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube

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a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled

convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon

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move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action

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He didn't think it was a big deal because he said he assumed that I was doing the same, and that we had both been siphoning off and stealing water from the main pipeline leading into Adhban," he said.
Estimates put losses from pipeline siphoning as high as $1 billion in 2013 but it is unclear whether this figure refers to the value siphoned or the profits of the organised crime groups.
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Transneft said it was forced to cut off supplies through the Druzhba pipeline after Belarus began siphoning off oil as payment in kind for the duties.
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A device preventing thieves from siphoning diesel from fuel tanks has been installed by a raft of fleet operators, including Tesco and Sainsbury
He was seen siphoning gasoline out of his father's truck,'' sheriff's Sgt.
While fuel-tank-location cases continue to be compelling, two relatively new theories--involving siphoning and filler-neck defects--are emerging in this litigation.
In the case of a publicly held company, in which the salaries of the highest executives are fixed by a board of directors that those executives do not control, the danger of siphoning corporate earnings to executives in the form of salary is not acute.
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