Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “siphon sth off”

See all translations

siphon sth off

( also syphon sth off)
verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with siphon ( also syphon)   /ˈsaɪ.fən/ us  
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.
Translations of “siphon sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非法挪用(資金),侵吞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非法挪用(资金),侵吞…
(Definition of siphon sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of siphon sth off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More