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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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Denham's report, "Access Denied," explains the practice of "triple deleting," in which an e-mail is moved to the computer system's "deleted" folder, erased from the folder itself, and then manually deleted from a 14-day backup system.
That can be a heavy weight to carry, which is probably why I've come to enjoy the freedom of my off-hours deleting so much.
It has been calculated that it takes an average of 3.2 seconds to delete an email, which means that deleting unwanted emails is costing us about 416bn seconds a day.
"Maliit na bagay lamang itong dini-delete ang PDAF ng mga senador (Deleting the PDAF of the senators is just a small matter) but it will go a long way in so far as cleansing our institutions are concerned," he said.
As with deleting, the format button updates tables indicating that all files and catalogues have been deleted, but does not physically delete the data from the storage medium.
Excel add-ins speed the chore of finding and deleting Excel links.
In these cases, deleting pointers to files or deleting keys to encrypted files is not sufficient.
DOD has issued a proposed rule to amend DFARS Part 237, Service Contracting, by relocating certain text to the DFARS companion resource PGI and deleting definitions and other text that are either no longer relevant or are adequately addressed in other regulations.
techman responds: When you delete a file on your hard drive, you are not really deleting all of the data associated with that file.
If the experts are to be believed, the drudgery of deleting unsolicited email--frequently of a libidinous nature--is now impairing the nation's productivity, requiring otherwise hard-working employees to waste their precious time deleting it.
If you have emptied the Recycle Bin between deleting the file and realising it was a mistake, the deleted file's space on your drive has been made available to other files.
* Deleting. Deleted files are still on the hard drive only the file names are changed, so you can't find them through usual methods such as a File/Open dialog or in Windows Explorer.
Comparing this to the estimated $500 million annual loss due to computer viruses, computer users accidentally deleting files is by far a bigger threat and financial loss to the enterprise.
In what they call chromosome engineering, researchers have succeeded in deleting, inverting, or rearranging not single genes but large, selected blocks of mouse DNA.