smoke out

smoke out  {v. phr.}
1. To force out with smoke.
The boys smoked a squirrel out of a hollow tree.
The farmer tried to smoke some gophers out of their burrows.
2.  {informal}
To find out the facts about.
It took the reporter three weeks to smoke out the whole story.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}

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