extricate extricate  /ˈɛk strə ˌkeɪt/


  • (v) release from entanglement of difficulty



  • However much he tried he couldn't extricate himself from the controversy and got more and more mired in it.


  1. Firefighters extricating horse stuck in ditch northeast of Fort Collins

    Firefighters are helping extricate a horse stuck in a muddy irrigation ditch in Wellington on Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

  2. Jeannette to spend $26K on study

    By Richard Gazarik, Tribune-Review Jeannette council Wednesday agreed to spend $26,000 in public funds to conduct another study on how the city can extricate itself from the financial mess ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  3. 1 hurt in 2-vehicle wreck in Beavercreek

    A passenger in a vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening that left the person trapped for a time. Fire/rescue crews used the Jaws of Life to extricate the passenger from a Toyota Rav 4 that was hit broadside at Dayton-Xenia and North Fairfield roads at about 7:25 p.m. A Beavercreek police officer said the accident occurred when the Toyota, driven ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

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