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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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1954) and Colwell (Colwell 1963) extractable P, Colwell extractable K (Colwell 1963), K[Cl.sub.40] extractables (Blair et al.
But chewiness correlated positively to total extractable protein.
Extractable testing information is important for the implementation of single-use components and systems and for risk assessment of the potential impact on drug substances and products.
For WEC, hot water extractable OC accounted for 73%-89% of the total (data not shown).
Also the extractable Fe and Al was extracted with acid ammonium oxalate (Tamm's reagent) (Klute, 1996) and Soil texture was determined using the hydrmetric method (Bouyoucos, 1962).
Effects of Harvest Maturity on Extractable Juice (%) in Apricots.
Elgala and Amberger (1982) reported that the DTPA- extractable Fe increased as a result of incorporation of organic matter into the soil.
The potency of water extractable AX on [alpha]-glucosidase activity was influenced by ferulic acid contents arabinose to xylose ratio and pattern of xylose substitution.
With dipped latex products, the usual route of exposure to extractable latex proteins is through skin contact, especially in the presence of moisture [3].
They will fully benefit from excellent cell growth in upstream, robustness in downstream and a consistent extractable profile in final drug products," said Jean-Marc Cappia, vice president of marketing for Fluid Management Technologies at SSB.
There are many plants, especially herbs, which provide extractable essential oils.
The richest mine has extractable reserves of 155.49 million tonnes
The soils at the selected sites were then extensively sampled and analyzed to determine the concentration of nitrate-nitrogen (N[O.sub.3.sup.-]-N) and extractable P.
Chemical analysis revealed that the labile extractable resin components included urea and monomeric and low-molecular-weight UF oligomers.