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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While the centuries-old tradition maintains an immutable integrity, each generation is able to extract something from it and give something to it, hence the continuing fascination.
'Gets her due' is like trying to, like, extract something from the culture!"
A lot of effort was needed to extract something from the docile wicket and Imran had the rhythm from the off as he bent his back.
People are creating, capturing and storing this data under the assumption that they will extract something from it, acquire some intelligence from it.
Chris Tremlett, Tim Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad used all feasible tactics and skills to try to extract something from a surface which is almost certain to yield a third successive declaration on Sunday.
Enough superstars get beat for me to extract something from racing other than the sheer fun of going.
He is offered an intriguing proposition by powerful tycoon Saito (Watanabe) -to plant an idea in (rather than extract something from) the mind of businessman Robert Fischer (Murphy).
The folks who were not bothered to take part in the rituals chose their own ways to spend the day: those who chose to take a day-off - and then to take clothes off as well, in that order - just exposed themselves to the celestial giant, the Sun, while rekindling a ritual that their forefathers practiced during the summer as if they were keen to extract something from the sunlight, which, well-covered folks don't get.
It goes to show you can't extract something from food and assume it has the same positive effect in a pill.
It seemed that Hsu intended to extract something from the clay models.
He is offered an intriguing proposition by powerful tycoon Saito (Watanabe) - to plant an idea in (rather than extract something from) the mind of businessman Robert Fischer (Murphy).
"It has got to be a priority to extract something from those who build significant businesses on the back of British racing without giving us a penny."
The signing of Guy Ipoua has not solved all their problems up front and they will need more than honest endeavour to extract something from the match.