recover from (someone or something)

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recover from (someone or something)

1. To return to good health after some illness or injury. Often used in the continuous tense to indicate an ongoing recovery. My brother is still recovering from malaria after coming back from his trip to Kenya. I'm still recovering from a broken ankle, so I'm afraid I won't be coming on the ski trip in December.
2. To return to stable, competitive, or composed position or status after some difficult, troublesome, or threatening situation. Things are better on the whole, but many businesses haven't yet recovered from the economic crisis. The team managed to recover from a disastrous start to the game, and they're now in a position where they could possibly win the whole thing. Georgina always finds it hard to recover from her in-laws' visits.
3. To get something back that had been taken or possessed by someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recover" and "from." I haven't been able to recover my money from the company I invested in yet. They recovered the ball from the other team within range of a field goal.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

recover something from someone or something

to retrieve or salvage something from someone, something, or some place. The police recovered my purse from the thief who had taken it. Mary recovered her deposit from the failed bank.
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recover from someone or something

to get over an experience with someone or something. My great-uncle just left, and it will take a day or two to recover from him. I hope I recover from his visit soon.
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recover from something

to recuperate from a disease. I hope I recover from this cough soon. She recovered from her cold soon enough to go on the trip.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It was idle for me to think of moving from the place until I should have recovered from the severe lameness that afflicted me; indeed my malady began seriously to alarm me; for, despite the herbal remedies of the natives, it continued to grow worse and worse.
He is now much recovered from his illness and is continually on the deck, apparently watching for the sledge that preceded his own.
Gryphus recovered from his swoon, opened his eyes, and as his brutality was returning with his senses, he growled "That's it, a fellow is in a hurry to bring to a prisoner his supper, and falls and breaks his arm, and is left lying on the ground."
"The occupation resumed under the influence of this passing affliction so happily recovered from," said Mr.
The ape's mate, recovered from its first shock of terror, had returned to the scene of the encounter by way of the interior of the building.
"When I had somewhat recovered from the dazing effect of the transition from uproar to silence, my first impulse was to reopen the door which I had closed, and from the knob of which I was not conscious of having removed my hand; I felt it distinctly, still in the clasp of my fingers.
1260 gram hashish recovered from accused Imran, 1500 gram chars recovered from Bilal, 553 gram narcotics from Adeel and police also recovered 200 gram hashish from Munir.
Another suspect, identified as Rehmat Zaib, a resident of Swat, was held at the IIA after three kg amphetamine was recovered from his bag.
According to the Mepco sources, Rs533.9 million fine was imposed on 57,514 pilferers and over Rs 443 million was recovered from Multan Circle, Rs 721 million on 65,413 in Dera Ghazi Khan and over Rs 473 million recovered, over Rs 228.7 million on 79,364 in Vehari and over Rs 195.3 million recovered, over Rs 351 million on 165,745 in Bahawalpur and recovered Rs 294 million, over Rs 219 million on
5, GB Kamalpur, 51 South Motorway M-3 Faisalabad and recovered 10 Kg Opium and 40 Kg Hashish which was recovered from personal possession of the accused identified as Tawab Khan resident of Peshawar.
Nadia Choucair - 33 - Recovered from the 22nd floor.
scapular& were collected from the remaining 2 sites, and spirochetes were recovered from 3 (3%) of the tick midgut cultures.
Although the basic technology has now been around for several decades, recyclers and their equipment suppliers continue to examine new approaches to maximizing the amount of metal (and the extent of profits) that can be recovered from the shredder stream.
SureSync administrators can leverage real-time replication and file versioning technology to maintain protected copies of data, as changes are made, ensuring data can be recovered from the last update or from last week's updates.
Wietek also has a proprietary solution-based recycling process for ABS and ABS/acrylic recovered from shredded car grilles and lamps and metalized plumbing parts.