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siphon the python

vulgar slang Of a male, to urinate. (Here, "python" is a euphemism for the penis.) Primarily heard in Australia. Excuse me a minute. After all those beers, I need to go siphon the python.
See also: python, siphon

siphon off

1. To suck or draw off a liquid from or out of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "siphon" and "off." The thief was caught siphoning off gas from cars parked around the city. You'll want to siphon any excess oil off from the top of the solution.
2. By extension, to take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "siphon" and "off." The CEO has been accused of siphoning money off from his employees' pensions funds to pay for his personal trips around the world. The sales assistant siphoned off money from the till for years before she was finally caught.
See also: off, siphon

siphon something off

 (from something)
1. Lit. to suck or draw a liquid off from something. Harry siphoned the cream off the milk. He siphoned off the cream.
2. Fig. to embezzle or steal something a little at a time. The teller had been siphoning money off for years. she siphoned off a few dollars from the collection every week or so.
See also: off, siphon

siphon off

1. To draw off or convey something through or as if through a siphon: I used a tube to siphon off the excess water in the fish tank. The lawn mower ran out of gas, so we siphoned some off from the car's gas tank.
2. To appropriate some money illegally or dishonestly: The managers were siphoning off money from the foundation and putting it into secret accounts. The dictator siphoned millions of dollars off and hid the money in private bank accounts.
See also: off, siphon
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Meddai Gweinidog y Gymraeg a Dysgu Gydol Oes, Eluned Morgan: "Dim ond un enghraifft o gwmni'n elwa ar y cyfle i hyfforddi'r genhedlaeth nesaf yn y sgiliau arbenigol sydd eu hangen arno yw Siphon.
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Beginning July 8 the company will replace the siphon free of charge.
Arthropods are able to obtain a larger spatial sample of the odor plume than gastropods as a result of the chemical sensors on their legs and claws, in addition to their antennae, whereas gastropods like knobbed whelks have sensors on their siphon, tentacles, and foot, and are less able to sample in space (Weissburg 2000, Weissburg et al.
But where that canal must cross under roadways and railroad tracks, the water passes through inverted siphons.
Mounoubai added: "A fire started, and the people trying to siphon the fuel were killed or injured.
Dr Hughes said the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) since 1911 had incorrectly stated that atmospheric pressure was the operating force in a siphon when in fact it was gravity.
0]) is said to satisfy the siphon-trap property if and only if every siphon contains a marked trap (or every minimal siphon contains a marked trap).
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I would like to buy a pineapple ice bucket and a soda siphon like the ones she has.
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