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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.
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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.
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The rewarding quality of arriving in the general area where the bird or other retrieve object is located is essential to keep the dog running out toward the place of a fall or the end of a drag track every subsequent time the fetch command is given.
Your partner should then toss a single retrieve, and you should send your dog.
If you make it a point to play the trade game with a variety of different "legal" objects early on--soft toys, rubber, plastic, metal, wood--you'll have a dog who will happily retrieve anything you ask him to
On clicking on this we retrieve the following record:
An imaging system for maintaining books and records for purposes of [sections] 6001 must create accurate and complete electronic images of hardcopy and electronically created documents, and must index, store, preserve, retrieve, and reproduce imaged documents.
You give pup the command to retrieve (his name) and praise him when he returns with the dummy.
Even if he was retrieving for the breeder before you picked him up, he probably won't retrieve for you right away.
Your files will be stored on Solagent's server, where you can retrieve and decrypt them using a custom tool.
Many email archiving methods on the market today can store and retrieve email messages; however, they lack the capability to review messages and attachments as they are received and to safely keep only what an organization requires.
Information managers will be in a much better position to retrieve business records held in database repositories if they have been involved in the original design of the system used to hold those records and are familiar with the software.
To retrieve a document, the user has to know where to look.
For the next step, move to an open area and place a couple decoys right in front of you to the left and right but not in line with where you'll toss a training dummy for your dog to retrieve.
Fortunately, new knowledge management technologies now maximize the knowledge, workers' efficiency, and effectiveness by enabling them to pinpoint and retrieve information quickly with a single search across a wide range of information sources.