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siphon sth off

(also syphon sth off)
phrasal verb with siphon (also syphon) uk   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)
Translations of “siphon sth off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非法挪用(资金),侵吞…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非法挪用(資金),侵吞…
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