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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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Numerous studies have been conducted, though most of them are domain-specific, using templates for extracting information from texts.
We used exactly the same method for extracting paclitaxel from hazelnut as we used for extracting it from yew," Hoffman says.
PRISM 3D is the next generation of software for sharing and extracting information from laser scan as-built documentation.
Coupled with Genalytics' advanced analytics platform, the new module helps organizations make better customer targeting and risk management decisions by mining various sources of unstructured data, extracting relevant metadata and meaning and then putting the results into a structured format.
patents 5,837,252; 5,945,106; 6,004,559; and 6,039,955) cover methods of extracting the Larrea Tridentata resin as well as the use of the extracts for treating human herpes viruses, symptomatic herpes lesions and inflammatory disease conditions.
Naturol's breakthrough technology is likely to beneficially change the economics and methods of extracting Paclitaxel and other Taxanes from Yew trees -- the world's most important source of these bio active compounds.
a company that automates the process of finding, classifying and extracting information from the Internet, intranets or extranets, today announced an OEM licensing and distribution agreement.