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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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The existing sludge draw off lines for Primary Clarifiers 5, 6, and 8 are too small and result in excessive wear on primary sludge pumps.
Hospital district officials have said they fear the new private hospital will draw off patients with insurance, leaving Antelope Valley Hospital caring for a higher percentage of patients unable to pay for their treatment.
Third in the Ayr Gold Cup 12 months ago from a poor draw off 108, everything is in place for him to run riot next Saturday.
Arsenal and Chelsea may feel they have overtaken United on the pitch but Gill claims the Reds are definitely still the biggest draw off it.
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space scientists who fear that the station, like the shuttle, will draw off funds that might otherwise be used for scientific projects such as unmanned planetary missions.
The Alliance and/or its participants will act as a liaison and resource to the technical arms of industry groups and draw off the technical work done by IEEE, ITU, Electronic Computer Telephony Forum (ECTF), International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC), ATM Forum and the Multimedia Communications Forum (MMCF).
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