take (someone or something) out of (someone or something)

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take (someone or something) out of (someone or something)

1. To remove someone or something from something or some place. The trash is starting to smell—please take it out of the kitchen. I had to take the kids out of the store because they wouldn't stop whining!
2. To extract something from inside of someone or something. Please take your books out of your bags and open up to page 115. The surgeon is confident he can take the abscess out of me without any complications.
3. To sap or deprive someone of something, such as energy or an emotion. Legal processes like that can really take a lot out of you, so be sure to take care of yourself until it's all over. The poor reception of my first book really took the enthusiasm for writing out of me.
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take someone or something out of something

 and take someone or something out
to carry, lead, or guide someone or something out of something or some place. (See also take something out.) He was becoming quite ill from the smoke, and I had to take him out of the room. They took out the injured people.
See also: of, out, take

take something out of someone or something

 and take something out
to remove something from the inside of someone or something. The doctors took a large intestinal tumor out of Wally. She took out a sheet of paper.
See also: of, out, take