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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. © 2015 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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(1)" (147) Both the bankruptcy court and district court found that Smith's debt was not a "loan (1) and was, therefore, dischargeable.
As a result, some courts have actively sought to hold the debt dischargeable despite Rosenfeld.
The latter, initiated at a moment when PSLs were certainly dischargeable in bankruptcy, apparently comprised within their cost a superior risk premium (Nica and Potcovaru, 2015) to reimburse lenders for the unrestricted convenience of the bankruptcy discharge.
(10) We, as a society, have to prepare for the eventual reality of the federal student loan default issue and the impact that it will have on our economy if the debts are not made dischargeable in bankruptcy proceedings.
(183) Unlike Chapter 7, in a Chapter 13 filing the debts of the consumer are not considered immediately dischargeable. (184) Furthermore, under the colloquial "best interest of creditors test," in order for a Chapter 13 case to proceed, unsecured creditors must be paid at least as much as they would have been paid under a hypothetical Chapter 7 filing.
Stevens said she believes that if Congress permits private student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy, those loans would become riskier for lenders and potentially more expensive for consumers.
Additionally, taxes owed are NOT dischargeable via bankruptcy.
* Provide that if the borrower fails to notify the lender, the lender may call the loan and require its immediate repayment, and such loan, if not already recourse to the borrower, becomes recourse and not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
According to a United States Bankruptcy Court, injury to property caused by the debtor's willful and malicious acts is not dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding.
Head of Istanbul University Cardiology Institute Erhan Kansiz, who is accused of hiding the "dischargeable report" of Ergenekon culprit Mehmet Haberal from the court, was arrested.
Because prey killing is mediated by discharging nematocysts, it is not unreasonable to ascribe the 50% decrease in killing to a corresponding decrease of dischargeable nematocysts.
Even apart from their clients' best interests, lawyers have an important business incentive to obtain fee awards against the other side: As Warlick says, fees that your own client owes you in a domestic relations case are dischargeable in bankruptcy, but fees that the opposing party owes you are not.
In this gesture, Attia transformed the rationalized system of modernism into a fragile, comestible (and ultimately dischargeable) language of social and cultural intertwinement.