get (something) out of (something or someone)

idiom

1
: to take (something) from (something or someone)
The police officer got the gun out of the suspect's hand.
The police officer got a confession out of the suspect.
2
: to gain (something) from (something)
What do you hope to get out of this experience?

Examples of get (something) out of (something or someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state trooper who had followed her ran to her door with his gun drawn, shouting at her to get out of the car, according to his dash cam video. Mike Baker, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2024 Eventually, Smith and Winchester were able to leave the closet and head to the team’s buses, which were filled with fans who were trying to get out of harm’s way, Smith said. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Though two of the skiers were able to get out of the avalanche, the third was missing, troopers said. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 15 Feb. 2024 When the officer also pulled over to the left shoulder, he was heard yelling at McKay to get out of the car. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 14 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately, this type of attention can develop into an emotional spiral, generating a ruminating loop that can get out of control. Colleen Reilly, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 What is less obvious is how Biden should get out of it. Ross Douthat, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 Fines date back to the Middle Ages, when feudal lords would let people pay to get out of their stockades – an alternative to being in custody. Courtney E. Martin, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Feb. 2024 Padron then got Melvin Novoa to hit into a double play and Cheslor Cuthbert to ground out to get out of the eighth. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Get (something) out of (something or someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20%28something%29%20out%20of%20%28something%20or%20someone%29. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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