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Definition of extricate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they extricate
    he / she / it extricates
    past simple extricated
    -ing form extricating
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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