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A stealthy, inconspicuous theft committed in the middle of the night. I'm planning a midnight requisition to recover the documents from his vault that I'll need to prove my right to the inheritance. It looks like someone made a midnight requisition of my bike. I knew I shouldn't have left it out here overnight.
requisition for (something)
1. noun A formal order, request, or demand for something. Submit a requisition of funding to the accounting department. The government has made a requisition for the suspect extradition from Columbia to be tried in US courts.
2. verb To make a formal order, request, or demand to acquire something for the use or purpose of someone or something. A noun or pronoun is used between "requisition" and "for." I'll try to requisition some additional resources for you. We'll need to requisition more staff for the even next week.
requisition from (someone or something)
1. noun A formal order, request, or demand from someone or some group. I'm forwarding on a requisition from our legal team. The details of everything we need will be contained therein. I received a requisition from one of the regional managers for an increase in staff.
2. verb To make a formal order, request, or demand for something to be provided by someone or some group. A noun or pronoun is used between "requisition" and "from." I'll try to requisition some additional resources for you. We'll need to requisition more staff for the even next week.
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requisition to (do something)
1. noun A formal order, request, or demand to do something. The military issued a requisition to authorize the use of deadly force in the region. I submitted a number of requisitions to have my funding increased.
2. verb To formally order, request, or demand for someone or some group to do something. A noun or pronoun is used between "requisition" and "to." We are requisitioning the government to provide more emergency workers to the regions affected by the hurricanes. I requisitioned the company to cover the expenses I incurred during my time abroad.
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requisition something for someone or something
to present an order or formal request for something for someone or some purpose. I will have to requisition a desk for you. You can't work an eight-hour day at a table. We will requisition catering for the office party.
requisition something from someone or something
to send an order or formal request to someone or something for something. The general requisitioned food and bedding from the supply depot. We requisitioned a new bookcase from central supply.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
n. a nighttime theft. (see also liberate.) It took a moonlight requisition to get the medicine we needed.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.