To draw off

to withdraw; to abstract.

See also: draw

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"Nay," said Sir Nigel, "I have a plan by which we may attempt some small deed upon them, and yet, by the help of God, may be able to draw off again; which, as Sir Simon Burley hath said, would be scarce possible in any other way."
"It's hard to draw off it when it's that good," he added.
The needle is used to draw off the fluid from the cavity, and then to inject anticancer drugs directly inside.
The crew radioed an SOS and a rescue team with two boats equipped with pumps to draw off the water from the sinking vessel were deployed.
Autoflame says its Exhaust Gas Analyser (EGA) operates by using a conventional probe to draw off exhaust gases and relaying them via tubing to the wall mounted EGA.
A dedicated sample valve and harvest line enable processors to draw off samples for testing, and to remove the finished product.
The lower chamber is vacuum vented to draw off fines when the upper door is closed, preventing dust from escaping.
The inlet valve of this new model can be arranged to draw off dust under negative pressure so that the process can take place in a dust-free environment.
The Celtic hit-man had a hole bored in his skull to draw off fluid that was flooding his brain.
T-Fal's president and CEO, Andre Hottlet, told a press gathering last week that the name change will allow the company to draw off the stronger brand awareness of its cookware in the U.S.
ASR is auger-fed from the bin to a 30-ft-tall aspirator tower, where it's aerated to draw off fiber and lint, roughly 50% by volume.