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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.
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.
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produce an attack
(of an illness) Go to an attack (of an illness).
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.
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.
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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.
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