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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.
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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.
See also: remove
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'The gene can be manipulated or suppressed, you don't even need to bring gene from somewhere else, with gene editing, you are just editing, like carrying out operation, removing something from someone, the same thing can be done with the genes, open up and check the genome of someone who is sickle or who has cancer, and then look out for that gene that is responsible for the ailment, you silence it, you can use enzymes to silence it or you remove it.
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Resulting footage showed staff nurse, Christine Louise Parker, removing something from a cupboard and then leaving after placing an object into her pocket.
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Prison officers noticed Elaine Rutherford removing something from the six-year-old's trousers during a visit by Shoobridge to the prison.
Susan Anderson, 36, was seen removing something from her waistband at Holme House Prison on May 10, said prosecutor Gale Gilchrist.
In the case of the DNA samples taken from these children, this is another case of removing something from young people without permission having been sought or given by anyone.
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They are there to look after him and they may have been removing something from his face and not picking spots."
By removing something from your daughter's eye, you are trying to make sure she has foresight and the ability to see life as it really is.