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

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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AN Ox, unable to extricate himself from the mire into which he sank, was advised to make use of a Political Pull.
Fouquet has raised against your majesty a troop of factious rioters to extricate his friends from punishment, he will raise an army when he has in turn to extricate himself from punishment."
Grimaud had, indeed, during twenty-two years of service, seen his master extricate himself from so many difficulties that nothing less than Athos's imminent death was likely to make him uneasy.
The driver was able to extricate himself from the car and was unharmed.
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How, spellbound audiences wondered, would our daring hero extricate himself from the fatal trap of last week's cliffhanger?
Not a day passes when Sonny isn't witnessing tragedy and trying to extricate himself from attack.