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English definition of “get sth out of sb”

get sth out of sb

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten) us  
to persuade or force someone to tell or give you something: He was determined to get the truth out of her.
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