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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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Another thing I like about TweetDelete is that it can delete your content on a rolling basis.
The users could only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending.
"Amazon lets you delete those voice recordings, giving you a false sense of privacy.
While the ability to see at least part of a deleted message may cause problems for WhatsApp users, there is also a way to extend the clock and delete messages long after the seven minute window for deleting messages dictated by the app has expired.
"However, URLs to photographs may continue to exist on the Content Delivery Network (CDN) after users delete them from Facebook, until they are overwritten.
Deletes text that is unnecessary or duplicative of FAR policy in the areas of: visits to contractor facilities; conduct of postaward conferences; review and negotiation of contractor costs and billing rates; use of contractor past performance information; and contractor internal controls.
To reflect these operational changes, the final rule (1) deletes the reference in appendix A to the Richmond Reserve Bank's Columbia office and reassigns the routing numbers listed thereunder to that Reserve Bank's Charlotte office, and (2) deletes the reference in appendix A to the St.
Deletes unnecessary text on GSA Federal Supply Schedules; deletes text on the Defense National Stockpile and the acquisition of helium, as these issues are adequately addressed in the FAR; deletes obsolete text on the DoD Industrial Preparedness Production Planning Program; and relocates to PGI, procedures for ordering from central nonprofit agencies, for acquisition of items under the DoD Coordinated Acquisition Program, for contracting or performing field service functions for NASA, for use of the DoD Precious Metals Recovery Program, and for use of enterprise software agreements for acquiring commercial software and related services.
Proposed change clarifies text on the use of option clauses for industrial capability production planning; deletes unnecessary text on determinations for interagency acquisitions under the Economy Act; deletes restrictive requirements relating to the use of master agreements for vessel repair; deletes obsolete procedures for acquisition of bakery and dairy products; lowers the level for approval of profit on undefinitized contract actions for which substantial performance has been completed; and relocates to PGI, guidance on the use of options and procedures for preparation of master agreements and job orders, for breakout and acquisition of spare parts, and for acquisition of work over and above contract requirements.
Proposed change deletes a definition of advisory and assistance services that is used primarily for budgeting and reporting purposes and is adequately addressed in financial management regulations; deletes obsolete text on contracting for engineering and technical services and requesting activity responsibilities; and relocates to PGI, a list of DoD publications that govern the conduct of audits.
Updates and consolidates text on the use of imprest funds and third-party drafts; deletes unnecessary cross-references; and relocates to PGI, guidance on the use of unilateral contract modifications and procedures for use of forms for purchases made using simplified acquisition procedures.
Deletes text that is obsolete or duplicative of FAR policy; and relocates procedures for documenting reasons for use of other than full and open competition to PGI.
Deletes unnecessary text on cooperative agreement holders, paid advertisements, and synopsis requirements; and relocates a synopsis format to PGI.
Deletes obsolete text pertaining to Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty inspections; deletes unnecessary first article testing and approval requirements; and relocates procedures for requesting pre-award surveys and obtaining approval for product qualification requirements to PGI.