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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He exactly knew the price which he could extract from US.
Similarly, the deal that Kim dearly wants to extract from us -- a limited denuclearisation in return for our withdrawal from the Korean Peninsula -- would probably have disastrous effects for regional security and the larger Pax Americana.
"In our discussion, we focused on the issue of oil and the economic zone for the sea and the oil wealth and what Israel is trying to extract from us or from our brothers in Cyprus.
"If we vote to leave the European Union we will have to negotiate with the remaining 27 countries what kind of terms of access they would prepared to give us to the single market and what price they will extract from us for that access.
We have!We've already paid 'global' companies with the British jobs they have exported and the higher prices they extract from us for the same products sold in other countries.
They exert a significant "pull" on us, and they extract from us a response, a position, an opinion.