construct (something) from (something)

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construct (something) from (something)

To build something from certain materials or items. We constructed our solar system from foam balls and popsicle sticks—what did you guys use?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

construct something from something

 and construct something out of something
to build something using something. Do you want to construct the house from wood? Shall we construct the building out of stone?
See also: construct
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Bista said that, road construction in from the Indian part is difficult, therefore, road is being constructed from the Nepali side, reports Naya Patrika daily.
Sources said the MDA governing body chairman and MPA from PP-199, Muhammad Ali Khokhar, had insisted that three roads from his constituency, which didn't fall in the MDA jurisdiction, be constructed from the self-generated income of the authority.
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A road Kashmir highway would be constructed from Golra Mor to Peshawar Mor.
Most importantly, the building struck by the Cirrus SR20 single engine plane carrying baseball player, Cory Lidle, and a flight instructor, was constructed from reinforced concrete--steel rods cocooned in concrete--a material that has remarkable staying power during a fire.
A hinged "door," constructed from a white metal beach chair laid over a more abstract grill mesh, operated graphically--a two-dimensional sculpture.
The collective healing ritual thus embodies what bell hooks calls a "space where one is able to redeem and reclaim the past, legacies of pain, suffering, and triumph in ways that transform present reality" and that "move us into a different mode of articulation" (147); such a movement is made possible through an "empathy" that is constructed from "shared sensibilities which cross the boundaries of class, gender, race, etc." and that can "serve as a base for solidarity and coalition" (27).
One spectrometer was constructed from a film canister using an interchangeable LED as the combined light source and monochromator and a photoresistor as the detector.
Liberating though this unself-consciousness may have been, the true appeal of attending the lectures was the venue-within-a-venue: a mini arena constructed from doors and pieces of scrap wood.