take (one) out of (oneself)(redirected from took us out of ourselves)
take (one) out of (oneself)
To do something that distracts one from something causing worry, anxiety, or distress. He's been so stressed out about his exams that I think it's starting to affect his mental health. I think we should take him to Disney World for the weekend to take him out of himself for a while. My wife thinks it's silly that I still play video games, but it really helps to take me out of myself after a stressful day at work.
take someone or something out of somethingand 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.
take something out of someone or somethingand 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.