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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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Lymphocytes were exposed two methanolic extracts that extracted by different method at three concentration (20 [micro]g/mL, 50 [micro]g/mL and 100 [micro]g/mL) for 30 min at 37[degrees]C.
In the present study investigates the antimicrobial activities of different solvent extracted samples form the stem, leaves and fruits of V.
Isolated constituents, and arguably narrow selected ranges of constituents, are sometimes best thought of as extracted from plants instead of extracts of them.
The test takes 10-15 minutes to perform after protein has been extracted from the test samples.
[USPRwire, Wed Jul 31 2019] Pygeum Bark Extract Market Introduction: Pygeum bark extract is extracted from Pygeum africanum an African cherry tree, which is an evergreen tree found at higher altitudes across Africa.
The plant material was first extracted with n- hexane (300 mL), followed by acetone, ethyl acetate and methanol.
The plant powder was extracted using aqueous infusion and maceration with ethanol.
The female insect is dried and then dye is extracted from dried insect as well as from eggs.
The blood spots are then extracted and the presence of toxin activity is first screened using a high throughput receptor binding assay.
The company has introduced the Ganoderma Lucidum Extract, which is extracted from the fruiting part of Reishi mushroom.
Every gram of Pacific yew tree bark yields about 50-70 micrograms of paclitaxel; in branches and leaves of certain varieties of hazelnut, about 5 micrograms of paclitaxel can be extracted.