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procure (something) for
1. To seek something out and obtain it on behalf of someone else, especially when it requires a special effort to do so. I was wondering if you could procure a bit of weed for me and my friends. Did you manage to procure the dossier for me that I requested?
2. To seek something out and obtain it for some particular purpose. We need to procure some information about the region's mining history for a report we're writing. Because it has not been approved for medical use, procuring the experimental drug for the treatment of his seizures has always been an expensive and risky endeavor.
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procure (something) from (someone)
To seek something out that someone else possesses or has access to and obtain it from them, especially when it requires a special effort to do so. I've been trying to procure tickets to the concert from my brother-in-law. Did you manage to procure that dossier from the president's assistant?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
procure something (from someone or something) (for someone or something)
to get something from someone or something for someone or some purpose. I will procure a copy of the paper from Kelly for you. I have to procure a book for my sister.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- procure (something) for
- procure (something) from (someone)
- get (something) for (someone or something)
- sacrifice (someone or something) for (someone or something else)
- sacrifice for
- bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)
- make a dead set at
- make a dead set at (someone or something)
- bargain for (someone or something)