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Definitionfictitious Hide phonetics
invented and not true or not existing:
He dismissed recent rumours about his private life as fictitious.
Characters in this film are entirely fictitious.
siphon Show phonetics
1 (ALSO syphon) a tube that is bent in the shape of an `n', with each end in a separate container at two different levels, so that liquid can be pulled up into it from the higher container and go down through it into the lower container
2 a soda siphon
siphon, syphon Show phonetics
verb [T usually + adverb or preposition]
to remove liquid from a container using a siphon
━━ n., v. サイフォン（で吸上げる，を通る）; サイフォンびん （siphon bottle）; 【動】水管.
siphon off [out] 吸い上げ管で吸い出す; （余剰購買力などを）吸収する; 引き抜く; 横流しする.
- 吸水管 虹吸管 呼吸管
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siphon sth off, UK ALSO syphon sth off phrasal verb
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.
"We don't anticipate a lot of unplanned markdowns," said Scott B. Krugman, a vice president at the National Retail Federation trade group.
Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without sales to entice shoppers. But barring a meltdown in consumer spending, many retailers believe they will be able to stick to carefully calibrated sales promotions without resorting to panicky price cuts that siphon off profits.