remove from

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remove someone or something from someone or something

to take someone or something away from someone or something. The authorities removed the child from his mother. They removed the dog from the kennel.

remove someone from something

to take someone out of an office or position. The county board removed the sheriff from office. She removed herself from office voluntarily.
References in classic literature ?
Friend Homer,' then we say to him, `if you are only in the second remove from truth in what you say of virtue, and not in the third-- not an image maker or imitator--and if you are able to discern what pursuits make men better or worse in private or public life, tell us what State was ever better governed by your help?
It was one of these he had uncovered, and which he must remove from its socket.
So I never give scratch depth, only give the amount to remove from the mountain peak to touch the bottom of the valley.
Remove from water and, starting with the scored end, peel each tomato halfway, leaving the peel attached.
Remove from stock and rest; cut each piece in half.
Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat and pour onto a plastic wrap-lined sheet pan to 1/4-inch, refrigerating until set.
Remove from heat; add remaining 2 teaspoons balsamic and red wine vinegar.
When the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve.
Remove from heat and stir in orange peel, raisins, apricots and walnuts.
To finish terrine, remove from freezer and spread a thin layer of cool Chocolate Glaze over exposed part of terrine.
Remove from the heat and place on a paper-towel lined sheet pan to drain.
Remove from the heat and transfer to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade attachment.
Remove from the heat, set aside to cool, and maintain a hot oven.