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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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Determination of tannins content: The amount of tannin contained in the different extracts was determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu method (Vijay and Rajendra, 2014).
Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assessment of the plant extracts was completed by employing methodology adopted by Benzie and Strain (1996) with slight amendments.
Plant extracts have shown the presence of various chemical constituents such as flavonoids, alkaloids, steroids, tannins, saponins, cardiac glycosides and phenol compound, which are synthesized and deposed in specific parts or in all parts of the plants (Parekh et al., 2005; Kaur & Arora, 2009).
Wine grape pomace is an excellent source of phenolic extracts that could be used to improve our oral health.
Government regulation on additive-free products: The industry-wide focus on additive-free products has led to increased demand for malt extracts, as these reduce the need of adding synthetic flavours, resulting in extended shelf life of products.
This problem needs to be addressed by different ways and means but ecofriendly means, may be the application of aqueous extracts of different parts of plants.
Summary: Phytochemical screening, antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of the bark and leaves extracts of Ficus natalensis were carried out by using various techniques.
Washington, Jan 31 ( ANI ): A new study has found that extracts of the geranium plant Pelargonium sidoides inactivate human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and prevent the virus from invading human cells.