pump (one's) stomach

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pump (one's) stomach

To use a mechanical pump to withdraw the contents of one's stomach, especially to remove toxic or poisonous substances. He got so drunk on his 21st birthday that we had to take him to the hospital so they could pump his stomach. The child was rushed to the emergency room to have her stomach pumped after swallowing a laundry detergent capsule.
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pump somebody’s ˈstomach

remove the contents of somebody’s stomach using a pump, because they have swallowed something harmful: She had to go to the hospital and have her stomach pumped. ▶ ˈstomach pump noun
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The disabled man, in his late 20s, was rushed to St James's Hospital in Dublin where doctors pumped his stomach to save his life.
Luckily the track vet, Thomas Bingham, was able to rush him to his surgery and he sedated the dog then pumped his stomach to get rid of the gas.
Willie, now a commentator for the BBC, was taken to hospital where doctors pumped his stomach. He was allowed home the next day and is expected to make a full recovery.
A police spokesman said: "Officers took him straight to hospital where they pumped his stomach."
Nagpur Melaka, 24, of Surabaya, was later taken to hospital, where doctors pumped his stomach.
Doctors pumped his stomach and gave him charcoal to absorb the amphetamine powder.