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expel someone from something

to force someone to leave something or some place; to eject someone from something or some place. The two men expelled the fighters from the tavern. Ken was expelled from school for disciplinary reasons
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expel something from something

to force or eject something out of something. The machine expelled cup after cup from its opening. The volcano expelled huge globs of molten lava.
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squeeze something out of something

 and squeeze something out
to press something until something is expelled from something. Claire squeezed some toothpaste out of the tube. She squeezed out some toothpaste.
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squeeze something out of somebody/something

to get something with great effort from someone or something Albert was good at thinking of ways to squeeze money out of his father in England. Fred didn't like to tell the truth, and you had to squeeze it out of him.
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Iran responded with a loud threat to expel a Bahraini diplomat--but a month has now passed and Iran has done nothing to carry out its threat.
Instead of ejecting the gas equally in all directions, the star expels the material asymmetrically, just as the sun does during localized storms.
Models suggest that each gram of gas that a comet expels takes with it about 2 grams of dust.
But farther from the sun, where temperatures are too low to convert frozen water directly into vapor (a change of phase known as sublimation), some comets still manage to flaunt a tail or expel a jet of gas and dust.
Well before water ice becomes warm enough to vaporize, it changes its structure to a more ordered, crystalline form that expels such trapped molecules.
Because it coexists, this amorphous type may allow comets to retain at surprisingly high temperatures--greater than 150 kelvins -- some of the trapped gases that crystalline water ice would normally expel, they note.