pump (something) out of (something)

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pump (something) out of (something)

To extract something out of something or some place by using a pump or suction. We were pumping water out of the basement for days after the storm. We had to pump the poisonous fumes out of the building.
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pump something out of someone or something

 and pump something out
to remove something from someone or something by force or suction. The doctors pumped the poison out of her stomach. They pumped out the poison.
See also: of, out, pump
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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