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To ‘extricate’ somebody or something means to release them from an entanglement or difficulty. This formal word implies the use of skill and care to do so, as if it were a surgical procedure. For that reason, the act of extrication often requires a lot of diligence and planning. Most commonly used in a professional context.
We urgently need to figure out a way to extricate ourselves from this deal. It is not at all advantageous to us.
I was not willing to accept that there was no way out of our financial difficulties, so I called a meeting to discuss all possible means of extrication.
Mark’s report was insubstantial and totally ineffectual. Only a few points of any worth were extricable from it.