take it out of (someone)


: to require a lot of work or energy and cause someone to feel physically or emotionally tired
That interview really took it out of me.

Examples of take it out of (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My children encourage me to take it out of the oven before it is completely done to insure the sad streak!! Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Oct. 2023 At one point, the woman managed to catch the cane and fought to take it out of the man's hands, causing his pants to fall. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 6 Sep. 2023 This would essentially take it out of the university system altogether. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2023 Indianapolis stumbled badly in 2022, giving the NFL an opening to take it out of the limelight altogether, and the league took advantage. The Indianapolis Star, 12 May 2023 However, pedaling can take it out of you, and bikes are certainly not a one-size-fits-all mode of transportation. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 21 June 2023 Even in the recent volleys, the one Kinzhal missile that managed to get through the Ukrainian air defenses did not strike a Patriot battery with enough precision to take it out of commission. IEEE Spectrum, 17 June 2023 And there was a big debate as to whether to take it out of its misery or not. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Mar. 2023 That, in effect, does take it out of the hands of those who actually do need it, whether to treat diabetes or obesity. Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Take it out of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20it%20out%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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