extract (something) from (someone or something)

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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 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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The congressmen explained that they were blocking the regulations because the new rule would result in a "backdoor tax increase." Actually, it's precisely the opposite: The taxpayers own the land, and oil companies are cheating us out of our money by refusing to pay the royalties on the oil they extract from it. The new regulations don't even increase the percentage of the royalties that go to the government.