v. free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved
Icebreakers were needed to extricate the trapped whales from the icy floes that closed them in.
Sentence in Classic:
In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But she could not extricate him without disturbing six other wounded men, so she let him go on to the hospital.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
When she began to extricate herself it was by turning round and round, and so unwinding the prickly switch.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Morrel smiled with an expression very like a grimace, and then turned round to Monte Cristo, as if to ask him to extricate him from his embarrassment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
With that sum you can extricate yourself from your present difficulties; and when you are full of money again, you can redeem it, and take it back cleansed from its ancient stains, as it will have passed through the hands of usurers.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context