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draw off

To take some fluid from something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "off." I had to draw off some of the water so that the glass didn't overflow.
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draw something off (from something)

to remove a portion of a liquid from something; to cause something to flow from something. The steward drew some wine off from the cask. He drew off some wine.
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References in classic literature ?
But then again, as we know by experience, he whose desires are strong in one direction will have them weaker in others; they will be like a stream which has been drawn off into another channel.
The weather was not tempting enough to draw the two others from their pencil and their book, in spite of Marianne's declaration that the day would be lastingly fair, and that every threatening cloud would be drawn off from their hills; and the two girls set off together.
They speak in a low tone because of his daughter, but she sees that they have all drawn off, and that they stand in a group at the other end of the room, shunning him.
The plea stated that minority rights are being drawn off "illegally and arbitrarily" to the majority population as neither the Centre nor the state has notified Hindus as a 'minority' under the National Commission of Minorities Act, 1992.
Drawn off heavy research from China, South Korea, other Asian Countries and America, this study provides quite the insight on refugee life for North Koreans.
It is run on organic lines and liquid fertiliser is drawn off by a tap at the base of the wormeries.
Summary: In the EURUSD, a resistance line drawn off of August highs is holding and price action since late July has carved out what may be a head and shoulders.
The hive there has already produced 30lb of honey this year, and another 30lb will be drawn off before winter.
The alkaline water drawn off contains a small amount of sodium hydroxide (a constituent of soaps and detergents) and will remove dirt, debris and grease.
Finally the "sludge" is drawn off to be deposited in a container for disposal and the treated waste is passed through an activated carbon filter and then to drain.
You guessed it, you clever diagnostician: What else could it be but a beer-filled condom, located close to the abdominal wall, from which 40 mL of a "yellow clear liquid" was drawn off.
Doing this repeatedly causes overheated water to rise to the top of the tank, where it could be drawn off extra hot.
Local charities have been affected because of disasters such as Hurricane Katrina that have drawn off contributions that might have been given locally, and also because many younger residents aren't regular contributors to charities, she said.
Oil may need to be changed every two to six months, Leistritz says, depending on the quantity and type of volatiles being drawn off.