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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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When he's really good at each of the above cognitive retrieves, combine the two.
This gives you the chance to just control the dog while your two training partners throw the dummies and vary (increase) the length of both retrieves. This changes the dynamics and difficulty of the drill and allows you to monitor simply as the handler.
Retrieve it quickly, and every couple of feet, twitch the rod upward to make the blades break the surface.
You will get very embarrassed and frustrated if the dog refuses the retrieve, causing you to make every handling error in the book, blaming the poor dog for mistakes which are really yours.
The database supports both the American English and Anglicised English spelling of words such as tire or tyre, but to retrieve the maximum number of records, users are advised to use both spellings.
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.
Another problem you may make note of while reviewing the past season is your dog falling short on a few retrieves. I push long-distance retrieve drills a lot for a very good reason: It's one of the best ways to ensure you never lose a wounded duck.
Find out what the criteria are for those retrieves, break them down into all the appropriate pieces, and get started!
Keep in mind that the ERRoL service is stripping these XML documents from OAI GetRecord responses that it retrieves from the home repository.
KM software recognizes such idioms and retrieves information on the entire range of institutions.
Last year, a friend's spaniel consistently hunted short for fallen birds on retrieves. I had run into the same problem myself years ago.
The first is many of us don't work on far-ranging retrieves. The second, is if you've been hunting hard and doing your job correctly, most of the ducks your dog has brought to hand will have fallen within 50 yards, many much closer than that.
Scirius searches and retrieves specifically scientific data--from the Web, proprietary databases, and Open Archives.
Assuming all is going well with these drills, we'll move to water repeating the same steps to make sure our dog totally ignores the decoys while making repeated retrieves from land, then from a boat on the water.
After a few retrieves, your pooch will abandon all thought of delivering to the thrower, so you can then move your assistant out into the open, where you can gradually lengthen the retrieves.