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English definition of “pump out sth”

pump out sth

phrasal verb with pump     /pʌmp/ verb
If someone's stomach is pumped out, a poisonous substance is removed from it by being sucked through a tube: She had to go to hospital to have her stomach pumped out.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsRemoving and extractingSurgery
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