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recover from (someone or something)

1. To return to good health after some illness or injury. Often used in the continuous tense to indicate an ongoing recovery. My brother is still recovering from malaria after coming back from his trip to Kenya. I'm still recovering from a broken ankle, so I'm afraid I won't be coming on the ski trip in December.
2. To return to stable, competitive, or composed position or status after some difficult, troublesome, or threatening situation. Things are better on the whole, but many businesses haven't yet recovered from the economic crisis. The team managed to recover from a disastrous start to the game, and they're now in a position where they could possibly win the whole thing. Georgina always finds it hard to recover from her in-laws' visits.
3. To get something back that had been taken or possessed by someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recover" and "from." I haven't been able to recover my money from the company I invested in yet. They recovered the ball from the other team within range of a field goal.
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recover from someone or something

to get over an experience with someone or something. My great-uncle just left, and it will take a day or two to recover from him. I hope I recover from his visit soon.
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recover from something

to recuperate from a disease. I hope I recover from this cough soon. She recovered from her cold soon enough to go on the trip.
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recover something from someone or something

to retrieve or salvage something from someone, something, or some place. The police recovered my purse from the thief who had taken it. Mary recovered her deposit from the failed bank.
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Since his operating system cannot load, he cannot access their external media (assuming they brought it with them) nor can he obtain Internet access to recover his data from the online service they subscribe to.
The Dunaways asked to recover the value of their time to research the tax issues involved in the dispute.
If we find that you've made a double payment, we go to the vendor and recover it, keeping a certain percentage of the recovered money for our service.
The reasons for our failure to recover H influenzae and S pneumoniae are not clear cut.
Administrators will be able to recover data quickly from disk media where the archive is stored.
A new plant to recover nylon from post-consumer carpet also uses centrifugal technology In April, Polyamid 2000 AG in Premnitz, Germany, installed a system of 12 Censor centrifuges from Baker Process (formerly Bird Machine Co.
So while you may need three to five days between tempo runs and three to five days between long runs and five or more days to recover from VO2 max intervals, you won't need to have a full recovery between a long run and a tempo run.
ExcelRecovery recovers spreadsheets in Excel versions 2000, 97, 95, and 5.
But the USDA and the companies managed to recover only fifteen million pounds, or 43 percent of the tainted product.
The month-by-month remedy provided in Lease [paragraph]18 means that a landlord can only recover for the months accrued to the date of a judgment, and would have to return to court to recover for subsequent months.
For example, in a recent pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a California employer too small to be covered by the California discrimination statute, the court nevertheless allowed the plaintiff to recover $20,226 in damages on the theory that pregnancy discrimination is already forbidden by the state constitution, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
in Ohio, a reprocessor of metalized CDs, uses a batch washing system to recover PC in a series of heated tanks containing a strong solution of sodium hydroxide.
Jitter tolerance is the ability of the Deserializer to properly recover data in the presence of large amounts of Random, Deterministic, and Total jitter.