- 1extricate somebody/something/yourself (from something) to escape or enable someone to escape from a difficult situation He had managed to extricate himself from most of his official duties.
- 2extricate somebody/something/yourself (from something) to free someone or something or yourself from a place where they/it or you are trapped They managed to extricate the pilot from the tangled control panel.
NAmE//ˈɛkstrəˌkeɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they extricate
he / she / it extricates
past simple extricated
-ing form extricating