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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A more complete solution that accounts for both a greater number of data loss scenarios and offers the ability to recover a system to a more current date-time stamp would include the installation of personal disaster recovery software.
For cases arising out of a trade or business, a plaintiff would normally be able to deduct the entire amount of contingent attorneys' fees recovered. The Code does not expressly provide a deduction for such legal fees to obtain damages or settlement payments; however, such payments in connection with a trade or business are usually deductible business expenses under Sec.
Sinyard: In Sinyard, the Ninth Circuit agreed with the Tax Court's determination that contingent attorneys' fees recovered by a plaintiff in an opt-in class action were includible in the plaintiff's gross income.
The Tax Court reasoned that, for opt-out class actions, there may be policy reasons to treat recovered attorneys' fees as nontaxable to the class members (i.e., additional class members may later be identified and held responsible for a portion of the legal fees).
Western Europe recovered 32% of its post-consumer plastic waste in 1999, the latest year for which the Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe (APME) has figures.
But these laws say nothing about what happens to the plastics alter they are "recovered." Little of Europe's recovered post-consumer plastic--only 11% of total plastic waste--is actually recycled, according to Neil Mayne, head of APME's technical center in Brussels.
Two recently developed solvent-based separation technologies are being used commercially in Europe to recover compounded PVC at much lower cost than virgin compounds.
However, depending on the intensity of your workout and the other factors related to recovery, it generally requires from two to 10 days to recover completely from a hard workout.
So while you may need three to five days between tempo runs and three to five days between long runs and five or more days to recover from VO2 max intervals, you won't need to have a full recovery between a long run and a tempo run.
OfficeRecovery Professional creates a menu item called "Recover" in your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Menus.
Currently used by American Express, Goldman Sachs, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Compaq, McDonald's, Disney, and other companies, large and small, OfficeRecovery software demonstrates every day that it is usually less expensive to recover a file than to recreate it.
Investigative experience in the Newark, New Jersey, area shows that having a firearms coordinator at the state or local department level provides an effective method of tracing a recovered firearm.
Suspect guns, firearms purchased by a suspected trafficker but not yet recovered, usually are trafficked illegally.
The pilot run recovered filled and unfilled PP, ABS, PUR foam, and copper.
"The biggest issue with plastics recovered from ASR isn't properties but color," says Mike Biddle, CEO of MBA Polymers, a firm that develops new techniques for recycling durable goods.