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English definition of “tease sth out”

tease sth out

(GET INFORMATION) phrasal verb with tease     /tiːz/ verb [I or T]
to try to get information or understand a meaning that is hidden or not clear: It took me a while to tease the truth out of him.Finding and discovering
(Definition of tease sth out (GET INFORMATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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