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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In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
Toby as usual led the van, and in silence I waited to learn from him how he proposed to extricate us from this new difficulty.
"Yes, for in any extreme circumstance it might not only extricate us from some great embarrassment, but even a great danger.
SIR, - Three years of ritual humiliation for the UK and barely concealed amusement for EU officialdom as Mrs May made regular pilgrimages to Brussels in vain attempts to extricate us from the grip of Brussels.
In short, a principled military doctrine would reaffirm self-defense as its top priority, extricate us from untoward alliances, and get our country out of the United Nations.
Good to their word, they offered no legislation to help extricate us from the economic hole they helped dig.
Summary: That our politicians got us into an absolutely avoidable waste crisis they have been unable to extricate us from for over three months is simply embarrassing.
IT appears that our glorious leader David Cameron's attempts to extricate us from Europe are making him fat.
This is something we in Railfuture Cymru have been campaigning for since 2009, so that the Welsh government can extricate us from the financially wasteful and complicated franchise system, replacing it with a governmentowned, not-for-profit Welsh rail company, perhaps similar to Dwr Cymru.
"A sustainable hydrogen power industry will extricate us from the cruel cycle of world oil price increases in the world market," he added.
Circular debt has surpassed Rs 500 billion and we have to work out such a budget that may extricate us from circular debt mess ", he said this while talking to media men here Saturday after assuming the charge of his office.
For him, it is transparency and justice that will extricate us from the hardships we are suffering.
Our image has not been helped by a powerful article by Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair entitled "Will Ireland's money crisis sink Europe ?" People write about the impediments to us challenging the fundamentals of the EU/IMF deal and yet many international commentators see that it is illogical, immoral and crippling to our ability to extricate us from this mess.
The US intervention to extricate us from the mess made by Musharraf and Nawaz in Kargil and defusing the post-Mumbai carnage crisis, similarly, were no small favours.
But if it does--and if he can extricate us from Iraq, too--he will not only match Johnson's record, but far exceed it.