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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Training for a finished retrieve must include the stimulus/rewards the dog needs to stop an ongoing pattern and start a new one.
It's just a matter of shaping the retrieve you want--and if you're going for a formal retrieve, chaining or backchaining the "fetch" behavior into the whole showring retrieve routine.
If you don't have a helper for these drills, you can still conduct the farther retrieve doubles, it just takes longer.
There are a lot of ways to use a spinnerbait, and a number of different retrieves that can make it more effective.
Apart from getting the novice dog used to working on pheasants and able to function efficiently in pheasant-holding cover, you must, if you expect it to retrieve, try to give it some specialised experience of dealing with retrieves of both stone-dead birds and runners.
For example, if you type in "recycling of tires" you will retrieve over 44,700 records, because the system will actually find all records that mention one or more of these terms, namely recycling and tires.
The electronic storage system must also index, store, preserve, retrieve, and reproduce the electronically stored books and records." The storage system must include:
Until play is paused on the other court, don't ask for your ball back and don't run behind that court to retrieve your ball.
Section 4.01(1) of the draft procedure states that "[a]n imaging system for maintaining books and records for purposes of [sections] 6001 must create accurate and complete electronic images of hardcopy documents, and must index, store, preserve, retrieve, and reproduce imaged documents." The reference in the procedure to "hardcopy documents" places electronic documents completely outside the scope of the digital imaging rules.
ISLAMABAD -- The Senate Standing Committee on Railways on Thursday directed the Pakistan Railways (PR) to submit details of its encroached land in Lahore, Tando Adam and Mardan division and urged the organisation to take solid steps to retrieve the land from illegal occupants.
DADU: Forest officials in Dadu district launched the operation on Tuesday to retrieve an estimated 27,000 acres of land from encroachers.
A duck went down; I asked if they wanted my Lab to retrieve and they said no but instead walked out and retrieved the bird.
Any dog worth his salt will want to retrieve it immediately, but letting him break early is a bad idea.
The comprehensive campaign was launched in February 2012 for removal of encroachments and to retrieve railway land measuring 5,663 acres.
Back in the day, when old-fashioned coercion training was de rigueur, it was generally accepted that if you didn't teach a "forced retrieve," you didn't have a reliable retrieve.