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exorcise (something) out of (one)

To force an evil spirit out of someone, as through spells or incantations. There are some who believe that it's possible to exorcise demons out of people.
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exorcise something out of someone

 and exorcise something out
to remove or cast out evil from someone. We saw a movie about a priest who exorcised a demon out of a young girl.
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