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extricate

ex·tri·cate

extricate

 
 
pronunciation:
ek strih keIt
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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.How can we extricate the company from the mess it's in right now?
synonyms:
disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, loose, release
antonyms:
enmesh, entangle
similar words:
disembarrass, disencumber, relieve, rescue, untangle
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derivation: extrication (n.)