extricate (someone, something, or oneself) from (someone or something)

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extricate (someone, something, or oneself) from (someone or something)

To free someone, something, or oneself from something. Don't worry, I'll call and extricate you from your date if it's really terrible. I can't seem to extricate that knife from the dishwasher—it's really jammed in there. Whoa, how did you extricate yourself from a lecture with Dad?
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extricate someone or something from someone or something

to disentangle someone or something from someone or something; to free someone or something from someone or something. I tried to extricate myself from her, but she made it hard for me to get away politely. I managed to extricate the ring from the vacuum cleaner bag.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.
How could she extricate herself from this labyrinth?
Dian had seen and recognized me, and was trying to extricate herself from the grasp of her captor, who, handicapped by his strong and agile prisoner, was un-able to wield his lance effectively upon the two jaloks.
I followed John's example, and went out into the hall, where Miss Howard was endeavouring to extricate herself from the voluminous mass of veils that enveloped her head.
She would extricate herself from my arms, quit my side, take her lamp, and be gone.
Adam Scott's Ed has marital issues with Madeline, and provides Scott a showcase for his underappreciated 'serious actor' side, for those who only know him from 'Parks and Recreation' and/or 'Step Brothers.' Even Skarsgard is back, albeit in flashbacks, as Celeste struggles to extricate herself from him psychologically and emotionally.
Remy begins to understand that Elise's "secrets were unmapped mines that exploded when discovered," and tensions rapidly escalate once she tries to extricate herself from Elise's clawlike grip.
Sensing danger, Carina demanded money and a get-away vehicle to extricate herself from her predicament.
The president faces a separate lawsuit from the adult movie star, who wants to extricate herself from a hush agreement in which Cohen paid her $130,000 before the 2016 election.
It's difficult to know how Mrs May can extricate herself from this particular mess.
"I was being asked to play an incredibly complex character that is trapped and lonely and makes a horrible decision that she can't extricate herself from in any way, and those kinds of complexities are interesting to tackle."
She tried to extricate herself from the relationship - he was serially unfaithful to her yet he still didn't want to let her go and let anyone else have her.
She got an advance payment of Rs50,000 for the property, from which she paid Rs37,000 to extricate herself from the police case.
Isolated and dominated by Lucas, Olivia must find a way to extricate herself from a dangerous relationship.
Aidan helps Sarah to extricate herself from a potential scandal and she realises that all along she has been in love with the wrong man.