Meaning of “beat sth out of sb” in the English Dictionary

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"beat sth out of sb" in British English

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beat sth out of sb

phrasal verb with beat uk /biːt/ us /biːt/ verb beat, beaten or US also beat

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.

(Definition of “beat sth out of sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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