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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It appeared to be an extract from one of the pinkest of American Society papers, and ran as follows:
"Judi would be a very good pupil if she lived in this world" - Actress Dame Judi Dench recalls an extract from one of her school reports.
Is there going to be a return to Victorian times, covering up the legs of pianos?" Comedienne Jenny Eclair, amid reports that London Underground may ban a semi-naked poster of her "I have had amnesia ever since I can remember" Comedian Ken Dodd who admits, at the age of 88, that his memory is failing him "He has glaring faults and they have certainly glared at us this term" Stephen Fry discloses an extract from one of his school reports "Peter had very few friends he could really trust.
Section one, 'Life, Politics and Journalism', incorporates an edited transcript from an interview with Ward ('Talking Anarchy', pp.3-11) and an extract from one of his most notable texts, Anarchy in Action ('The State', pp.13-20), with a variety of his early journalistic pieces, most of which were originally printed in War Commentary, Freedom or Anarchy.
This is an extract from one of Jack Nicklaus's books written at the peak of his success and is a great introduction to this week's subject which is how to use imagery or 'visualisation' to help put you in the correct mental state of mind to hit a golf shot.
HERE is an extract from one of Martin's poems, written from the perspective of Lady Godiva's horse - called The Horse's Tail "And what was it like?" asked the duck with a quack, "To have a nude lady, astride, on your back?"
Take this extract from one mother who writes about caring for her terminally-disabled 17-year-old boy: "The guilt of struggling to cope is horrendous and I feel a failure for feeling tired.
Visitors will be entertained by a performance of the third act of The Long Line, written by Tom in 1986 and an extract from one of Tom's other plays Yesterday's Children, directed by Val McLane, sister of actor Jimmy Nail.
Among the rare recordings is an extract from one of five PG Wodehouse wartime broadcasts from Berlin on German Radio in 1941.
TRAGIC: The Doyles and Grangegorman; DERANGED: Double killer Mark Nash; SICK: Extract from one of murderer Mark Nash's poems to an ex-girlfriend
"He has glaring faults and they have certainly glared at us this term" - Stephen Fry discloses an extract from one of his school reports.
Afterwards, the author of famous children's work War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, read an extract from one of his books.