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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.
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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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tv. to steal something. (Originally military.) We liberated a few reams of paper and a box of pens.
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The author's commentary on the American community college, the liberal arts, and community voices has been generated by a review of primarily "classic" community college literature which also provided a basis for broad implications for liberating practice that are addressed.
Perhaps in severing (some say liberating) our allegiance to the past, we moderns have been reluctant to see that many of our problems existed for millennia.
For his part, Zoukan Abu Ammar, husband of Rasmyia Abu Ammar, expressed happiness over the return of the abductees, thanking President al-Assad and the Syrian Arab Army and whoever participated in liberating the abductees.
As she has done before, Schussler Fiorenza defends the biblical texts as a potentially liberating force by stressing their ambiguity.
Keeping in mind the multiple time dimensions' allegorization of Johnson's central phenomenological, intertextual process of revising the black written tradition, and consequently freeing and liberating it, I want first to analyze the novel's characters and events in terms of the multiple time dimensions.
Iraqi generals had predicted liberating the city before end of this month.
Liberating Voices, as its subtitle suggests, examines the oral tradition, which Jones and others have seen as the basis of African American literature.
Earlier, the reporter said that the government and the terrorist groups positioned in al-Yarmouk Camp reached an agreement on evacuating terrorists from al-Yarmouk Camp and liberating the besieged people from the towns of Kefraya and al-Fouaa and liberating the kidnapped people from Eshtabraq on two stages.
The Popular Mobilization Units, which started on Friday an offensive to liberate al-Qairawan region, West of Mosul, announced through its media their advance liberating Tal Ezzo village, in the Southeast of the region, Tal Ha'et village in the Northeast, Mohamed Zeid in the South, Hozeil village in the East and Tal Banat village in the North, IraqiNews reported.
The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The Iraqi forces were able to repel the attack targeted some of the liberated villages, south of Mosul, killing dozens terrorists." He added, "The security forces were able to blow up three car bombs, during the attacks, while Iraqi troops are deploying in the liberated villages, fearing any attack from Qayyarah south of Mosul." On other hand, local police forces found a prison to torture women in Jawaanh village during combing operation to this village after liberating it from the control of Daesh.
Where McLaughlin sees liberating potential for women in Jesus' confusion of gender boundaries, Butler sees liberating potential for gay men and lesbians in the process by which, for instance, homosexual behavior "mimes" heterosexual behavior, or gay men in drag "cite" femininity.
Damascus, SANA- The first batch of the abductees held by "Jaish al-Islam" terrorists in Douma was liberated in implementation of the reached agreement which stipulates for liberating all the abductees in Douma and transporting all the terrorists and their families to Jarablos.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Governor of Iraq's Nineveh Province announced on Wednesday the Iraqi Army and popular forces managed to liberate 40% of the province from ISIL terrorists and they met with little resistance by the terrorists while liberating the villages in the Nineveh Province.
Maliki's office said in a statement that "al-Maliki received, at his office today, the US ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones and discussed with him, the relations between Baghdad and Washington, and the security and political developments, as well efforts in fighting against terrorism and the victories achieved by the security forces and the popular mobilization forces in liberating Fallujah operation".
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the Syrian Arab Army units liberated al-Qouriya town in Deir Ezzor province from Daesh terrorists, indicating that army units, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces are continuing successful military operations along the Euphrates River after liberating al-Boukamal city from Daesh.