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English definition of “take it out of sb”

take it out of sb

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