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extricate from Formal

Meaning: to get someone out of a difficult situation or a dangerous place

For example:

  • extricate sb from sth Their accountant tried to extricate the company executives from charges of tax evasion.

  • extricate oneself from sth Even though he had a team of very expensive lawyers, Lord Fartwhistle couldn't extricate himself from the legal mess he was in.

Quick Quiz:

Our new government has managed to extricate us from the war, so our soldiers are going to
  1. go to war
  2. keep fighting
  3. come home

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