siphon off

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Verb1.siphon off - convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
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w>siphon off

vt sep
(lit)abziehen, absaugen; petrolabzapfen; (into container) → (mit einem Heber) umfüllen or abfüllen
(fig) staff, moneyabziehen; profitsabschöpfen
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A crashed tanker exploded while a crowd was trying to siphon off fuel which killed about 60 people and more than 70 people were seriously injured.
Summary: Morogoro [Tanzania], Aug 10 (ANI): At least 61 people were killed and many others were wounded after a crashed fuel tanker exploded while people were trying to siphon off fuel from the vehicle in Tanzania's Eastern city of Morogoro on Saturday, police said.
That discovery set off an investigation by the National Crime Agency, which found he had used fake documents to siphon off money into his own accounts from funding allocated to the development of renewable energy projects.
Expressing his perplexity at those 'defending the plunderers', the prime minister said the scale and methods used to 'siphon off public money' were 'incredulous and mind-boggling'.
Expressing his perplexity at those "defending the plunderers", the prime minister said the scale and methods used to "siphon off public money" were "incredulous and mind-boggling".
Three Abu Dhabi expats illegally accessed the work email of their colleague and wrote a mail that helped them siphon off Dh100,000, a court has heard.
The ABI said generally, smaller pots are being cashed in completely, with larger pots used to siphon off a retirement income.
He said it was carrying five million liters of the fuel, noting the robbers took between seven and eight hours to siphon off the fuel to two tankers> Norzaid said that the pirates tied up the crew before the captain could manage to free himself and inform the diesel supplier in Singapore.
I am afraid to say that the developer of Marina West did not forget to provide a slip road but they actually built a proper slip road through their bank account to siphon off the BD45 million they received from the off-apartment buyers.
But it was spotted before the hi-tech raiders could siphon off millions.
Summary: Caretaker Energy and Water Minister Gebran Bassil warned Friday that the recent Israeli discovery of a new gas field 4 kilometers away from the Lebanese coast meant Israel could easily siphon off Lebanon's gas wealth.