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pump sth out

phrasal verb with pump uk   us   /pʌmp/ verb
  • (REMOVE)

to ​removewater or other ​liquid from something using a ​pump: We took ​turnspumping out the ​boat.
(Definition of pump sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pump sth out

phrasal verb with pump uk   us   /pʌmp/ verb [I or T]
PRODUCTION to continue ​producing large ​quantities of something: These ​laborers are ​employed in ​factories which ​pump out ​cheapexports for the West. The universities ​pump out more and more ​graduates every ​year.
(Definition of pump sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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