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hound (something) out of (one)
To badger, hector, or pester one, especially persistently or relentlessly, until they reveal some piece of information. Good luck hounding that secret out of Bill—he's like a vault with stuff like that. The police are trying to hound the criminal's whereabouts out of one of her accomplices.
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hound someone out
(of something or some place) Go to hound someone from some place.
hound something out of someone
Fig. to force someone to give information. We are going to have to hound the information out of her. We hounded the combination to the safe out of them.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.