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extricate

ex·tri·cate

extricate

 
 
pronunciation:
ek strih keIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: extricated, extricates, extricating
definition: to free or release from difficulty, entanglement, or involvement; disengage.
She knew she needed to extricate herself from this abusive relationship.We must extricate our company from the mess it's in right now.He desperately wished to extricate himself from his engagement to this woman.
synonyms:
disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, loose, release
antonyms:
enmesh, entangle
similar words:
disembarrass, disencumber, relieve, rescue, untangle
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derivation: extrication (n.)