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flush sb/sth out

phrasal verb with flush uk   us   /flʌʃ/ verb
to force a person or animal to leave a place where they are hiding: Planes bombed the guerrilla positions yesterday in an attempt to flush out snipers from underground tunnels. We used a dog to flush the rabbits out.
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