extricate


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extricate

(eks′trĭ-kāt″) [L. extricare, to disentangle, clear]
To free from entrapment, as a person from a fallen building or a crushed automobile.
extrication (eks″trĭ-kā′shŏn)
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Tis a truly gallant counter-plot, which will extricate us all from the matter.
If his first word is severe," again thought Fouquet; "if he becomes angry, or feigns to be angry for the sake of a pretext, how shall I extricate myself?
And she wrote what she considered the most judicious letter possible-- one which would strike Sir Godwin as a proof of her excellent sense-- pointing out how desirable it was that Tertius should quit such a place as Middlemarch for one more fitted to his talents, how the unpleasant character of the inhabitants had hindered his professional success, and how in consequence he was in money difficulties, from which it would require a thousand pounds thoroughly to extricate him.
In a moment I was knee-deep in rotting vegetation, and the awful thing behind me was gaining rapidly as I floundered and fell in my efforts to extricate myself.
Dian had seen and recognized me, and was trying to extricate herself from the grasp of her captor, who, handicapped by his strong and agile prisoner, was un-able to wield his lance effectively upon the two jaloks.
The force of the impact hurled the horse backward to the ground and so quickly that the girl had no opportunity to extricate herself; but fell to the earth with her mount, her left leg pinned beneath its body.
I think not," she replied; "but I cannot extricate my foot from beneath my horse.
It is therefore urgently necessary that we should make another, and probably a last, effort to extricate ourselves.
AN Ox, unable to extricate himself from the mire into which he sank, was advised to make use of a Political Pull.
If I were to attempt to sum up the thousands of letters, from all sorts of people in all sorts of latitudes and climates, which this unlucky paragraph brought down upon me, I should get into an arithmetical difficulty from which I could not easily extricate myself.
Black George now repaired to his wife, on whose prudent counsel he depended to extricate him out of this dilemma; but when he came thither he found his house in some confusion.
When I had done what I could to help others, I climbed back into my carriage--nearly turned over a viaduct, and caught aslant upon the turn--to extricate the worthy couple.