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English definition of “beat sth out of sb”

beat sth out of sb

verb uk phrasal verb with beat   /biːt/ (beat, beaten or US also beat) us  
to make someone say things they do not want to by hitting them : The men claimed that the police had beaten the confession out of them.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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