extract oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of extract oneself

: to remove oneself from a difficult situation
  • He has been unable to extract himself from his legal difficulties.

Word by Word Definitions

extract play
  1. : to draw forth (as by research)

  2. : to pull or take out forcibly

  3. : to obtain by much effort from someone unwilling

  1. : a selection from a writing or discourse : excerpt

  2. : a product (such as an essence or concentrate) prepared by extracting

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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