pump out of

pump (something) out of (something)

To extract or remove some substance from something using a pump. We were pumping water out of the basement for days after the storm. We had to pump the poisonous fumes out of the building.
See also: of, out, pump

pump out (something)

To extract or remove some substance from something using a pump. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pump" and "out." We were pumping water out of the basement for days after the storm. We had to pump out the poisonous fumes before we could go back inside the building.
See also: out, pump

pump something out of someone or something

 and pump something out
to remove something from someone or something by force or suction. The doctors pumped the poison out of her stomach. They pumped out the poison.
See also: of, out, pump
References in classic literature ?
It was our fate to pump in that ship, to pump out of her, to pump into her; and after keeping water out of her to save ourselves from being drowned, we frantically poured water into her to save ourselves from being burnt.