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retrieve someone or something from some place

to recover and bring back someone or something from some place. The mother hurried to the school and retrieved her child from the classroom. I retrieved my cat from the well into which she had fallen.
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retrieve something from someone

to get something back from someone. I hope I can retrieve my book from the person who borrowed it. We were not able to retrieve the lawn mower from Fred before he moved away and took it with him.
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Christian Science Monitor, June 29, 2005; retrieved August 2005, from http://www.
They believed that when the Super Search provided more results than Keyword Search, it was an indication that Super Search performed better even though many retrieved cases did not "perfectly" match the search scenario.
TEI recommends that the procedure clarify, at least by example, what is meant by the term "automatically identified and retrieved.
6) "The Kimberley Process is a joint government, international diamond industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds--rough diamonds that are used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments"; retrieved on August 24, 2006, from http://www.
Retrieved April 30, 2004, from the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Web site: www.
Retrieved June 18, 2003 from Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation: http://edresearch.
Regions at the back of the brain involved in vision displayed increased blood flow when participants retrieved implicit memories.
For example, an old tax return can be retrieved in minutes, rather than hours or days (as would be the case if it was stored off-site).
With COLD, large volumes of computer data such as check records and invoices are stored directly on optical disks and can be instantly retrieved by computers connected to a LAN.
In several patients evaluated for retrieval, the Option[TM] Filter was successfully retrieved most recently at times ranging from 84 to 107 days following filter implant by Anthony C.
4) "Suggested Procedures for Preservation of Digital Crime Scene Photographs"; retrieved from http://www.
Retrieved May 15, 2002, from North Carolina School Counseling Association Web site: http://www.
Or all purchase orders may be identified and retrieved by the name of the vendor or by dates or referenced to a certain invoice number.
In several patients evaluated for retrieval, the Option[TM] Filter was successfully retrieved at times ranging from 14 to 70 days following filter implant.
Hypermedia Theory" Retrieved July l0, 2003, from http://citd.