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slang To steal something (from someone or some place). I made sure to liberate some office equipment as I left the building for the last time. I heard he liberated a 1976 Corvette Stingray from the guy's mansion.

liberate from

1. slang To release someone or something from someone's or some group's control. The military managed to liberate all 108 hostages from the compound. You think you're coming into our country liberating us from an oppressor, but you are just an oppressor with a different face.
2. slang To steal something from someone or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "liberate" and "from." I made sure to liberate some equipment from the company as I left the building for the last time. I heard he liberated a 1976 Corvette Stingray from the guy's mansion.
See also: liberate

liberate someone or something from someone or something

to free someone or something from someone or something; to set someone or something free from the control of someone or something. The police hoped to liberate the child from his kidnappers. We liberated the town from the enemy. I liberated the cat from the trap.
See also: liberate


tv. to steal something. (Originally military.) We liberated a few reams of paper and a box of pens.
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