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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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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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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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ABBOTTABAD -- The office of District Police Officer Wednesday issued performance report for the year 2018 disclosing recovering of Rs 171 million cash and huge cache of arms during the period.
Karachi company arrested Abdullah, Hamma and Haider Ali besides recovering a total of 595 gram hashish from their possession.
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ANF Rawalpindi seized two separate parcels being sent to UK through a courier service company based at Gulzar-e-Qaid, Rawalpindi, recovering 2.8 kg and 750 gram Heroin.
On a tip-off, Tarnol Police apprehended three bootleggers including Basharat, Shakeel and Sajid by recovering 142 wine bottles from their possession.
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