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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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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.
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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.
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'It is the word of God, not our own,' he said, and 'it removes us from being at the center, saves us from self-sufficiency and triumphalism and calls us continually to go out.'
"A solution that removes us from the status quo that is based on international justice and the values of the EU, which will lead to the creation of a real, independent and sovereign state free from occupying forces and guarantor powers, for all the people of the island," he continued.
It takes Scotland out of the European Union against our democratic wishes, it removes us from the single market against our economic interests, and it would put us at a competitive economic disadvantage compared with Northern Ireland.
" Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends." 6 Allan Frome
While the ministry and the governorship reward me, the district director of national education removes us from our posts.
Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams said in the wake of the Westminster expenses scandal, the Assembly needed a regime "that removes us from any taint of what they are doing or not doing in the House of Commons".
It means that we now have a combined threshold of pounds 600,000, which removes us from inheritance tax.
In doing so, the artist removes us from history through relationality, through his active participation in the scene.