English version

drag something out of somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrag something out of somebody phrasal verbFORCE somebody TO DO somethingto make someone tell you something when they had not intended to tell you or were not supposed to tell you Police finally dragged a confession out of him. drag→ See Verb table
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drag out of This certainly opened up the subject and dragged it out of the closet.
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Verb table
drag
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrag
he, she, itdrags
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydragged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dragged
he, she, ithas dragged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dragged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drag
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dragged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dragging
he, she, itis dragging
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you, we, theyare dragging
Past
I, he, she, itwas dragging
you, we, theywere dragging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dragging
he, she, ithas been dragging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dragging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dragging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dragging
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