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English definition of “get sth out of sb”

get sth out of sb

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