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to set free from entanglement or difficulty
  • you've woven such a web of lies that it's hard to see how you can extricate yourself now

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extricate, disentangle, untangle, disencumber, disembarrass mean to free from what binds or holds back. extricate implies the use of care or ingenuity in freeing from a difficult position or situation. extricated himself from financial difficulties disentangle and untangle suggest painstaking separation of a thing from other things. disentangling fact from fiction untangle a web of deceit disencumber implies a release from something that clogs or weighs down. an article disencumbered of jargon disembarrass suggests a release from something that impedes or hinders. disembarrassed herself of her advisers

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“Extricate.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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