Definition of get something out of in US English:

get something out of

phrasal verb

  • Achieve benefit from (an undertaking or exercise)

    ‘we never got any money out of it’
    • ‘I really get a buzz out of someone achieving something, it's great when you see them finally do it.’
    • ‘‘It's been extremely well received and the pupils have got a lot out of it,’ she said.’
    • ‘Of course she got something out of it, but it wasn't money.’
    • ‘It's a great programme and I've got a lot out of the readings and assignments from my previous papers.’
    • ‘I also got a good reference out of the course and it showed me how to write my own CV, something I would never have done before.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I got a lot out of the book's part about South America and the Middle East.’
    • ‘It sounds very sad but I got a real kick out of that.’
    • ‘And I presume one would test that by asking whether the company got any benefit out of the loan?’
    • ‘Not a lot of dancing going on here but I guarantee that the people that want to put a lot of effort into an exercise class in the pool will get huge benefits out of it.’
    • ‘Now I try to ride the crest of the wave more, but I got a lot out of almost drowning a few times.’