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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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This paper focuses on the detection technique of two types of PD namely the external (combination of surface and corona discharges) and internal discharges.
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MacFarlane, 1976 ALTASCAD 6 (CanLII), the court said discharges should be used sparingly.
The previous year, between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011, some 1,077 patients were discharged during these hours - 1.43% of the total discharges and only about 90 patients per month.
A spokesperson for Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "The trust ensures all discharges are safe and undertaken in a planned way, and that there is good communication with everyone involved in the patient's discharge.
To monitor changes to the frequency spectrum due to the degradation of the insulator, radiated signals were observed for repeated discharges at the same physical location on the insulator sample surface.
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To determine if use of a daily discharge goals checklist during inter-professional rounds decreases the time from medically ready for discharge and actual discharge and/or improves patient satisfaction with discharge education/information