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liberate

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.
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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.
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liberate

tv. to steal something. (Originally military.) We liberated a few reams of paper and a box of pens.
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[UKPRwire, Mon Oct 24 2011] Liberate Cosmetic Surgery hopes to raise awareness of some of the most important issues surrounding health, beauty and confidence within the cosmetic surgery industry through the launch of a series of new initiatives.
Iraqi security forces began the offensive to liberate the last region controlled by the ISIL militant South of Mosul before they reach the Southern gates of the Iraq's major city, which have been under ISIL grip since 2014, police sources said.
"Iraqi Federal Police forces have begun the operation to liberate Hammam al-Alil Township just South of Mosul," the sources within Iraqi Federal Police Command said.
The intertextual mediation between Marx and Oxherding Tale pushes the novel into new, defamiliarized territory for a black text and, in Johnson's terms, helps to liberate it and the black written tradition.
The written tradition must bracket is own narrow, propagandistic presuppositions to liberate itself.
Johnson wants to liberate the black text from its narrow, limited black perspective so that it can explore its larger spiritual and psychological potential, part of which Johnson finds in the black world's own unexplored "embarrassment of rich, contradictory material" (Being 11).
Johnson indeed does liberate the black text and written tradition from their familiar patterns.
Mr Paul Banwell, consultant plastic surgeon at Liberate commented: "There is no doubt that more and more younger people are considering cosmetic surgery and breast augmentation still remains the number 1 procedure.
Liberate believes this is a shocking statistic, as people who are being bullied should be equipped with the proper tools to deal with it financially, physically and psychologically instead of opting for cosmetic surgery without making an informed and responsible choice.
Liberate wanted to explore issues young women face surrounding cosmetic surgery, look at current trends and find out what young women know and don't know about surgery.