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discharge (someone or something) from (something)

1. To release someone from something. Based on these X-rays, your foot has healed completely, and I can discharge you from my care.
2. To fire someone from a job. Phil was discharged from his job once he was caught embezzling money.
3. To shoot something from a gun. I discharged another bullet from my gun but still missed the target.
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discharge (something) into (something)

To release something into a particular place or receptacle. It's good to keep house plants around because they discharge oxygen into the air. The company was fined for discharging wastewater into the creek.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

discharge someone from something

1. . to fire someone from a job. The manager discharged Walter from his position with the bank. Walter was discharged from his job.
2. to permit a person to leave a place, such as a hospital or the armed service. They discharged her from the hospital today. She was well enough to be discharged from the hospital.
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discharge something from something

to fire a round from a gun. I discharged two bullets from the gun accidentally. Randy discharged about twenty rounds from his automatic rifle.
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discharge something into something

to let something out of something into something else. She discharged some nitrogen from the tank into the laboratory by accident. The technician discharged oxygen into the atmosphere.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The braid itself can act as a conductor and when the discharge from the air touches the braid, it will create discharges.
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Besides, the only way to know the discharge fees these establishments need to pay to the DENR is through the discharge permit being issued by us, he added.
A discharge upgrade may qualify a veteran for VA medical care, disability compensation, educational, home loans and/or pension benefits.
Replying a question, justice Thipsay said, "The High Court has powers of revision and can set aside the discharge orders.
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"The policy is meant to ease the burden on veterans and give them a reasonable opportunity to establish the extenuating circumstances of their discharge."
River Kabul is in medium floods at Warsak and Nowshera with 61697 and 99400 cusecs water discharge respectively.
Shaft spillway in such dams is a good option in flood discharge. One of the characteristics of these types of spillways is forming eddy current in its inlet.
The discharge summary is an integral part of continuing patient care.