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Definition free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • She was caught in the wreckage and could not extricate herself without help.
extricate = free
  • Inspiration offered an idea on how to extricate herself from what looked to be another long lecture about her behavior.
  • extricate = free
  • She extricated herself from beneath the blanket and snuck out of the room.
  • extricated = removed
  • She extricated herself from his embrace and said "goodnight."
  • extricated = freed
  •   Mona reached into his mouth for his tongue.
      Ralph, jaw agape, laughed.
      "Won't come out," Callie told her sister.
      Still Mona pulled, giggling, until finally Ralph extricated her wet fingers and closed his mouth firmly and bounced her on his knee to distract her.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • extricated = removed
  • "Come on," I say in exasperation, extricating myself from his grasp but not before he gets in another kiss.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • extricating = freeing
  • ...I became convinced he was trying to figure out a way not to hook up with me, that I never should have suggested the idea in the first place, that it was unladylike and therefore had disgusted Augustus Waters, who was standing there looking at me unblinking, trying to think of a way to extricate himself from the situation politely.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • extricate = remove
  • I had a feeling he was trying to extricate himself, although he'd had little luck thus far.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • extricate = free from constraint or difficulty
  • (Pozzo extricates himself with cries of pain and crawls away.)
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • extricates = frees from constraint or difficulty
  • Will and Marcus were struggling on the ground before Marcus was finally able to extricate himself.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • extricate = free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  •   "And I want that homing contraption out of Mr. McDaniels," added the Agent.
      "Extrication is a bit unpleasant but harmless."
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • extrication = removal
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He laughed at my expression as he extricated himself from my arms and legs.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • extricated = freed
  • He fought with all his strength to extricate himself from the mud and the water, only succeeding in being sucked deeper into its grasp.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • extricate = free
  • Doreen extricated a black scrap from her bundle and dropped it in my lap.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • extricated = removed
  • Instantly I began to extricate myself and crawl back again, with what speed and silence I could manage, to the more open portion of the wood.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • extricate = free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • if things got complicated, he extricated himself, somehow managing to make it seem like it was the most selfless of gestures, instead of just the opposite.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • extricated = removed
  • It took us twenty minutes to extricate ourselves, at which point I left Emily with some girls she knew and finally went looking for Sophie.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • extricate = free
  • I take the opportunity to extricate my arm and rise.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • extricate = free
  • Holly managed to extricate her fingers a nanosecond before they snapped like brittle spaghetti.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • extricate = free
  • Every time, though, he extricated himself and went back, perhaps to a different spot, to get a different angle on the game.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
extricated = released from entanglement or difficulty

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