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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of extricate.


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  • Same-language subtitling extricates literacy from the tangles of school infrastructure and teacher availability.

    Boston Globe -- Ideas section

  • With a Fulbright Fellowship in film, I set off to the West Indies to look at how an island extricates itself from a plantation economy after 300 years of growing sugar.

    Ellen Frankenstein: From Tofu to Muktuk

  • GGW's David Alpert offers only lukewarm support for the decision, writing that Sarles "isn't what WMATA needs in the long run ... but he could be a good source of stability as WMATA extricates itself from its immediate crises."

    DeMorning DeBonis: Jan. 24, 2011

  • Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, setting himself apart from most other Republicans, said Wednesday he sees no obvious endgame to the war in Afghanistan and expressed grave doubts about how the United States extricates itself from a conflict that is now nearly a decade old.

    Huckabee sees no endgame in Afghanistan

  • Trokon extricates himself from behind the bulky desk, brushing up against yet another dirty sheet that has been inexplicably laid over a surface with too little friction to hold it in place.

    Between Expectations

  • The process has been a slow one as Dow extricates the business from its operations.

    TPG in Lead for Dow Chemical Unit

  • Lord Vishnu, the Great Preserver of the Hindu trinity, dozes on the infinite coils of Ananta, a cobra-cum-couch, for eight months of the year (during the other four, he extricates humanity from its many perils).

    Jeff Greenwald: Romancing the Snake

  • Nikki smiles, but extricates herself from my grasp and goes to be one of the girls.


  • She extricates the phone from my hand, programs the correct sequence.


  • He extricates a long envelope, squished in his side pocket, and proudly slaps it in front of me on my desk.

    Tattoos on the Heart


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