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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To try to extricate oneself from this maw would be a fool's errand.
Given the social difficulties of trying to extricate oneself from the ritual system, a point of interest is the divergent ways in which different segments of these communities cope with its demands.
Perhaps in years to come the verb 'to Wigan', meaning 'to escape' or 'to extricate oneself from a seemingly impossible position', will pass into the lexicon.
As always it is difficult to extricate oneself from an experience such as this and plunge back into the daily humdrum.
The politics of the Australian team are complex, and in explaining why he told no one of his final decision, Martyn said there was no easy way to extricate oneself from that environment.
So how does one extricate oneself from this sea of troubles?