(redirected from retrievable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to retrievable: seek out, so long, passed on, lined up

retrieve from (someone, something, or some place)

1. To regain possession or control of something from someone, something, or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "retrieve" and "from." I must remember to retrieve my graphing calculator from Linus before my exam tomorrow. She retrieved her coat from the spare room and ran out the door.
2. To collect and escort or bring back someone from some place or thing. A noun or pronoun is used between "retrieve" and "from." My mother can't drive any longer, so I have to go retrieve her from the doctor's office and drive her home. Daniel needed me to go retrieve him from mountains after he got a flat tire on his mountain bike.
See also: retrieve

retrieve someone or something from some place

to recover and bring back someone or something from some place. The mother hurried to the school and retrieved her child from the classroom. I retrieved my cat from the well into which she had fallen.
See also: place, retrieve

retrieve something from someone

to get something back from someone. I hope I can retrieve my book from the person who borrowed it. We were not able to retrieve the lawn mower from Fred before he moved away and took it with him.
See also: retrieve
References in periodicals archive ?
Guidelines for the use of retrievable and convertible vena cava filters: Report from the Society of Interventional Radiology Multidisciplinary Consensus Conference.
Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Retrievable Vena Cava Filters in Trauma Patients: An AAST Multicenter Study.
Four retrievable IVC filters are described--all of which have been cleared by the FDA for use in the United States.
This same standard also informs microfilm users that if they have used acetate-based microfilm for recording images, they should not expect the images to be retrievable for longer than 100 years because acetate-based film images have an LE rating of only 100.
Retrievable IVC filters are placed in the same manner as permanent filters but can be retrieved percutaneously from patients who no longer require caval filtration.
This "monitored retrievable storage' (MRS) facility, costing about $1 billion to build, would process, package and store up to 15,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel from the nation's licensed nuclear power plants (SN: 1/7/84, p.