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extract (something) from (someone or something)

To remove something from someone or something. Mom will extract the real story from you in no time—you're a terrible liar. Can we extract that sound bite from the file?
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extract the urine (out of someone or something)

To mock, deride, tease, or ridicule someone or something. A humorously polite alternative to the phrase "take the piss (out of someone or something)." Primarily heard in UK. It took me a while to realize that all her brother's bizarre questions about America were really just his way of extracting the urine out of me. Jeff's always extracting the urine out of the way politicians behave in public. It always takes foreigners a while to come to terms with English people's penchant for extracting the urine.
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extract something from someone or something

to remove something from someone or something; to make someone or a group give something. We extracted the juice from the oranges. The police questioning Maggie extracted the truth from her.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Quantitative phytochemical analysis of R, ribes Extract yield percentage, total tannins and total phenolic contents: The total phenolic, tannins contents and yield percentage of methanol extracts from different parts of plant were analysed and are presented in Table 2.
Best results of DPPH free radical scavenging was shown by bark extract in petroleum ether (PE) at absorbance value 95.51+-1.7 at 500 uL/ml, then by chloroform extract with absorbance of 87.19+-0.79 at 250 uL/ml, on the other side, a smaller amount of proficiency is revealed by the bark aqueous extract (43.19+-0.99 at 125uL/mL).
Methanol extract were subjected to find the phytochemicals such as alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, phenol, glycosides, terpenoids, steroids, reducing sugar, tannin, emodin, fatty acid, anthocyanin, coumarin, starch and protein by using standard procedures.
Gluten-free malt extract is used as a colouring and sweetening agent in a variety of products.
The available studies have shown that moringa leaf extract has the potential to improve the plant growth and development.
In 0.25 mL (250 uL) plant extract, 1.25 mL (125 uL) of distilled water and 75 of 5% NaNO2 solution were added.
However, in comments made during a review of the draft report in February 2012, Steven Dentali, PhD, AHPA's chief science officer, presented a data table that compared the NTP ginkgo extract to published analyses of commercially available ginkgo products and to recognized pharmacopoeial ginkgo standards, highlighting the unique, uncommon identity of the NTP ginkgo extract.
In the study, the researchers looked at the effect of grape seed extract on colon cancer cell lines from various stages of the disease.
aegyptium varied significantly with application of each water extract of sorghum, sunflower, combined application of water extracts and distilled water (Table 1).
It has been shown that when solvents like ethanol, hexane and methanol are used to extract plants, most of them are able to exhibit inhibitory effect on both gram positive and gram negative bacteria (Bushra and Ganga, 2003).
Indeed, such irrigation might be essential in applying the mustard extract, Cox notes, since the extract caused leaf damage when it dried on the blades of grass.--J.R.
However, due to unfavorable weather conditions that are affecting the yield and quality of cacao beans, which could stagnate the cacao extracts market.
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