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English definition of “take it out of sb”

take it out of sb

(also take a lot out of sb) phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
to make someone very tired: Digging in the garden certainly takes it out of me these days.Tired and making tired
(Definition of take it out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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