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produce (something) from (something)

1. To bring something out of something and present it. She produced a brand new CPU from the bag and handed it to Matt. Dad produced one last present from behind his back for my birthday.
2. To create or fabricate something out of some other items or materials. The artist produces amazing collages from pieces of promotional materials that are discarded by local theaters around the city. Tom produced an exceptionally good meal just from the vegetables he grows in his garden.
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produce an attack (of some illness)

To trigger a sudden or acute onset of some illness or its symptoms. All of the dust in the air produced an attack of asthma. After living with epilepsy for so long, I've learned to recognize what will produce an attack.
See also: attack, produce

produce for

1. To make or create something for some person, group, company, etc. I've produced a number of art pieces for them over the years. We produced new website for the local library.
2. To make or create something for a particular purpose or occasion. They've asked me to produce a new play for the upcoming fringe festival. Our company produces safety equipment for companies all over Europe.
3. To present something to someone; to bring something out in order to give it to someone. He produced a rose for me on our very first date. Sarah produced a huge dossier for me less than an hour after I asked her for the report.
4. To present or bring out something for a particular purpose or thing. She reached into her bag and produced a brand new CPU for the motherboard. Halfway through the presentation, Bill produced printouts of the sales charts so everyone could follow along.
See also: for, produce
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

produce an attack

(of an illness) Go to an attack (of an illness).
See also: attack, produce

produce something for something

1. to make something for some purpose. This production line produces brackets for the installation of the circuit boards in the next production line. We produce the seats for the trucks that they assemble on the other side of town.
2. to bring something out for some purpose. Lee quickly produced a penknife for cutting the string on the package. Ruth can always produce the right tool for the job.
See also: for, produce

produce something from something

to create something from something; to make something out of something. We are able to produce a high-quality writing paper from the scraps we trim off the edges of the books as we bind them. Jane produces an excellent jelly from the grapes she grows in her backyard.
See also: produce
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come up with/deliver/produce the ˈgoods

(informal) do what you are expected or have promised to do: You can depend on him to come up with the goods. If he says he’ll do something, he always does it.
See also: come, deliver, good, produce, up
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* In that time frame, dollar share of branded produce increased 7.7 percentage points and now represents 38.5% of total produce dollars.
The Nielsen report identifies "produce snacks" as a subset of the produce category, and as another area in which branded items are taking share from unbranded produce snacks.
The chain defines "local" as any produce grown in the state of Ohio.
Some researchers have suggested that chickens--with their small sizes, low maintenance needs, and quick generation times--could produce protein drugs in their eggs.
To produce--to produce relentlessly--means resisting cynicism and defeatism, to be free from focusing on the reception of the work, to not communicate "about" the work nor to disseminate information around it.
"Consumers are constantly looking for improvements in the produce they buy.
(Ironically, Schmidt had been looking for a catalyst that would strip hydrogen from plain old gasoline, but the ethanol turned out to work even better.) "We can produce about 85 percent pure hydrogen right now," he says.
What: Wish more than 10 different vendors--all local farmers and crafts people--the market offers lots of locally grown produce, free-range eggs, several kinds of goat cheese, our own mountain honey and molasses, canned goods, homebaked goods and fresh bread.
Whether pDCs differentiate into DCs in vivo, or if these cells produce as much IFN-[alpha] in vivo as they do in cell culture, remains unclear.
Coal can also be reformed through gasification to produce hydrogen, but this is more expensive than using natural gas and also releases C[O.sub.2], which scientists hope to keep earthbound through a process called "carbon sequestration." Hydrogen can also be processed from gasoline or methanol, though again C[O.sub.2] is an unwanted byproduct.
Tests with high sensitivity produce few false-negative results, whereas tests with high specificity produce few false-positive results." Because the screening tests can produce false positives, a second screening test is typically run on the same sample - in duplicate - with the confirmatory tests only run on samples that are repeatedly positive ("reactive" in lab parlance).
Instead, the visionary is setting his sights on raising spirits in Iroquois Falls and the Cochrane district through a plan that has local farmers itching to produce barley.