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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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01(8) of the draft procedure provides that the taxpayer must provide the IRS, at the time of the examination, with the resources necessary for "promptly" locating, retrieving, reading, and reproducing on paper any imaged document.
Basically, they're all the same thing--automated systems for scanning, storing, retrieving and managing paper documents.
The technology is easily deployed and supports Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems, providing businesses a complete solution to manage the complexity of storing and retrieving e-mail records.
After each retrieve, move the decoys further out, nearer to where you toss the retrieving dummy.
Fortunately, those benevolent souls who developed our sporting breeds, especially our retrievers and spaniels, took great pains to preserve and even intensify it, precisely because it can so easily be converted into natural retrieving.
Information research skills in accessing, retrieving, and critically evaluating the credentials of experts, and ethical concerns to avoid one-sidedness in expert lists are crucial elements in fulfilling this journalistic requirement.
That made us much more enthusiastic about retrieving DNA sequences [from amber]," says Svante Paabo, a coauthor of the Science paper.
In October 2003, Fluor Hanford began retrieving drums and boxes of waste from the trenches in Hanford's low-level burial grounds.
For retrieving breeds in big, cold water perhaps longer retrieves pro vided by a rowboat are in order to gain top fitness for larger chores.
The act of consciously retrieving a word from memory may stimulate the hippocampal formation much more than simply recognizing a previously studied word, they add.
The tremendous amount of digital content available is often overwhelming and could be dangerous when it comes to accessing and retrieving the information you most want in a moving vehicle.
Intuition says we shouldn't have to press retrieving upon retrievers as we must with some other breeds.
Retrieving lost, corrupted or overwritten data is as simple as searching for and downloading a file from the Internet.
Pup must be retrieving enthusiastically and reliably, and sitting on the whistle, to learn the hand signals that will direct him.
For example, users can create a customer name pick-list by retrieving all customer names from an accounting database.