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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. © 2022 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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"Unfortunately, due to the nature of his injuries, and the extended time needed to create a navigable way out, the casualty succumbed to his injuries and died just prior to the extrication beginning."
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The team is well-rounded, with expert medical knowledge, specializing in the trauma considerations and extrication needs specific to a downed aircraft.
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