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extricate (verb) escape; free from a place where people or things are trapped.

An attorney by helping their client escape from being questioned by the opposite lawyer extricates the client from the difficult situation of having to answer the questions. The timely arrival of a friend may extricate you from a difficult situation if they help you to escape from it. When you set free a thing or person trapped in a place, you extricate them. A rescue team extricates injured persons from the wreckage of a plane if they set them free from the tangles of the wreckage. People trapped under the debris of a building are extricated if they are taken out of it.

  • Andrew tried his best to extricate himself form being questioned by police, but he did not succeed as the police insisted that he answer all their questions.
  • At least ten bodies were extricated from the ground floor of the building damaged by the fire, and it is feared that there may be some more still under it.
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