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remove from (someone or something)

1. To physically take someone or something out of something or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." Be sure not to remove the USB device from the computer until it is finished transferring all of the information. They removed the prisoner from his holding cell and brought him to the courtroom.
2. To extract something from someone or someone's body. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." We'll need to remove the bullet from him if we're going to stop the bleeding. I used a pair of tweezers to remove the bits of glass from her hand.
3. To take someone or something out of someone's custody. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." Social services removed the children from the abusive parents. We've removed dozens of animals from people suspected of organizing or participating in the illegal dogfighting ring.
4. To oust someone from a job, position, or public office. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." They plan on removing the prime minster from power after gaining control of parliament. The board voted unanimously to remove the CEO from his position.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

remove someone or something from someone or something

to take someone or something away from someone or something. The authorities removed the child from his mother. They removed the dog from the kennel.
See also: remove

remove someone from something

to take someone out of an office or position. The county board removed the sheriff from office. She removed herself from office voluntarily.
See also: remove
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The fiscal said the witness watched him remove something from near his ankle and place it at the waistband of his trousers.
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While the rules may seem strict for so-called personal pages, Chief Parsons said it's hard to remove something from the Internet once it's been seen, and some photographs can cause victims to suffer beyond how they already have.
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He mockingly showed how Batman would be trying to remove something from his utility belt to throw at his enemy while Superman would simply fly above him and use his laser vision.
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Ray was seventy-two years old, the top buttons of his shirt were undone, a garland of plastic flowers adorned his head, and the young man was apparently trying to remove something from Ray's ear with his tongue.
And a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) reveals that 24% of education staff say they or a colleague have been told by an employer to remove something from their internet accounts.
Now the only reason to go to court would be to remove something from the other and that's the entire philosophy behind [the bill]."
Skip trouble IT is a criminal offence under the TheftAct of 1968 to remove something from without the permission of the owner.
I saw a man bend down and he appeared to remove something from his left sock.
The reductions would remove something from the state's mountain of fiscal trouble, a $6 billion deficit according to recent estimates, and ease pressure to mine real estate taxes as a source for revenue.
OK, now shinny underneath and remove something from the underside.
"He had a minor operation last week to remove something from his gall bladder, and there he is a week later performing in the Bernabeu.