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delete (something) from (something)

To remove something, usually text, from something else. I think that my argument made more sense once I deleted that section from my paper. Dude, you've got to delete your ex-girlfriend's number from your phone, or else you'll just keep calling her.
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delete something from something

to remove something from something; to cross something out from something. Will you please delete this paragraph from the contract? The line was deleted from the sales agreement.
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Users can then choose the game or app they want to delete and press the three-line button on the controller.
Founder of Delete, Nate Warner, has signed on as general manager to lead these efforts.
The Silverado and Sierra light-duty box delete models have been designed to take on the work our customers do every day, said Dan Tigges, commercial product manager, General Motors Fleet.
If you want to delete data from a table, use a delete query.
According to The Blade, the court also said that allowing an individual commissioner "unreviewable authority to delete work-related e-mails is unreasonable because it would authorize the unfettered destruction of public records.
You can go in and manually delete the account information files but don't forget to empty the recycle bin when you are done.
A final option is to delete the source workbook or move it to a different drive or directory.
It is very common for end users to delete e-mail by mistake.
If it isn't checked, contact your ISP and ask them to delete the message from your mailbox, or (if you use a web-mail account) log into the account using Internet Explorer and delete the message manually.
THE decision to delete records of sex allegations against child killer Ian Huntley was ``astonishing,'' the Information Commissioner Richard Thomas has concluded.
JV from Arizona State asks: When you delete files on your hard drive, how is it that someone can go in and read them?
In the process, it dramatically slowed computers and networks, causing some, such as those of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to shut down systems to delete the worm.
IF YOU've recently deleted a file via Windows Explorer by highlighting the file and pressing the Delete key, or by selecting Delete from the right-click menu, restoring the file will likely be a breeze.
But invariably the mysterious warning message from a friend tells you to delete the sinisterly named virus files from one or other of your Windows sub-folders.