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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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