draw (someone or something) out of (someone or something)

draw (someone or something) out of (someone or something)

1. To elicit one to reveal or produce something, such as information or emotion. I swore my sister to secrecy, but I'm worried that dad will be able to draw the story out of her. It's amazing how the director is able to consistently draw stellar performances out of her actors. That book managed to draw a lot of regret out of me.
2. To entice or manipulate someone or something to come out of hiding. I saw a feral cat back there earlier, and I hope this bowl of cat food will draw it out.
See also: draw, of, out

draw something out of someone and draw something out

to get some kind of information from someone. He kept his mouth closed, and we couldn't draw anything out of him. We were able to draw out the information we wanted.
See also: and, draw, of, out

draw someone or something out of some place

 and draw someone or something out
to pull someone or something out of a place. We drew him out of the crawl space where he lay hiding. We drew the concealed microphone out of the cabinet.
See also: draw, of, out, place