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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Full delete (without sending file to the recycle bin): Shift+Delete
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Likening anger to a virus, the author argues that you can actually delete the anger virus from your brain, the way you delete a virus from your computer.
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The letter from Huseman reveals that Amazon keeps a record of voice interactions until the user manually chooses to delete them.
From today, Google is beginning to delete profiles and photos on its Google Plus platform.