extricate

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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
"It is therefore urgently necessary that we should make another, and probably a last, effort to extricate ourselves.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan on Friday said that the main cause of terrorism was the US 'war on terror adding that peace could be restored in the country if Pakistan extricates itself from the US 'war on terror'.
Fastest heat winner Farloe Premier is a most progressive greyhound, but he has to contend with a tricky draw in three and the early pace of Corleones Jet could see him gone beyond recall before that rival extricates himself from the pack.
Captain Geary assumes command, and miraculously extricates the fleet.
For Kaplan, reflected images are just one element in a bag of tricks that extricates the dancers from the mundane conventions of gravity and time.