deliver (someone or oneself) of (something)

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deliver (someone or oneself) of (something)

1. To rescue or free someone from a difficulty or burden. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "deliver" and "of." Ugh, nothing will deliver us of all the extra work we've inherited since Jane retired. The act of confession finally delivered me of my guilt.
2. To say something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "deliver" and "of." I can't believe he delivered himself of such inappropriate language in front of children!
See also: deliver, of

deliver someone of something

to free someone from some burden or problem; to liberate someone from some confinement. He was looking for someone to deliver him of his burdensome responsibility. He was delivered of his burden.
See also: deliver, of

deliver (oneself) of

To pronounce; utter: Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.
See also: deliver, of
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A MAYOR hand delivered one of North Tyneside's first new wheeled recycling bins.
A DAD delivered one of his twins after his wife suddenly went into labour on the front room couch.
Less than three weeks ago, Diageo delivered one of the first corporate-sponsored humanitarian aid missions to victims of Hurricane Charley, providing power to operate Hardee County's only solid waste facility, a facility critical to public health in crisis situations.
In 1998, Ericsson delivered one of China's first GSM 1800 MHz systems to JMCC.
In the beginning of 1998 Ericsson delivered one of the world's first experimental WCDMA systems to NTT DoCoMo and is continuously working with NTT DoCoMo on enhanced radio network solutions.
CMD has delivered one of the first products based on the OpenHCI standard," said Bill Veghte, group manager of the Windows Platform at Microsoft Corp.
One early customer was the Canadian Federal Government (the EIS team successfully delivered one of the Federal Government's most ambitious information technology (IT) programs).