A.draw away from under, “στρώματα” D.24.197; “τὰ σκολύθριά τινων ὑ.” Pl.Euthd.278b; “τὸν κίονα” Arist.Ph.255b25; ὑ. τινὰ ἐκ τῶν ποδῶν, i. e. trip him up, Luc.Asin.44, cf. Plu.2.535f.
2. draw off, “τὴν ὑποστάθμην” Protagorid.4; “τὸ πῦρ” Dsc.1.30; ὑ. τῆς ποσότητος τοῦ γάλακτος reduce the baby's ration of milk, Sor.1.116.
II. metaph., withdraw secretly. filch away, “ποίμνης νεογνὸν θρέμμ᾽ ὑποσπάσας” E.El.495; ὑπέσπασεν φυγῇ πόδα withdrew his foot secretly, stole away, Id.Ba.436:—Med. ὑποσπάσασθαι in X.Eq.7.8 is (prob.) to draw one's skirts from under one, of a horseman after mounting:—Pass., to be withdrawn, Arist.Somn.Vig.457b24.