Meaning of “siphon sth off” in the English Dictionary

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"siphon sth off" in British English

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siphon sth off

also syphon sth off
phrasal verb with siphon also syphon uk /ˈsaɪ.fən/ us /ˈsaɪ.fən/ verb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

to dishonestly take money from an organization or other supply, and use it for a purpose for which it was not intended:

He lost his job when it was discovered that he had been siphoning off money from the company for his own use.

(Definition of “siphon sth off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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