1. ex- "out of, out from" + tric- "perplexity" + -ate.
2. => out of entangle, out from perplex, disentangle.
ex-, 向外。-tric, 烦琐，琐事，词源同trick, intricate. 即脱离琐事。
- extricate: see trick
- extricate (v.)
- 1610s, from Latin extricatus, past participle of extricare "disentangle," figuratively "clear up, unravel," perhaps from ex- "out of" + tricae (plural) "perplexities, hindrances," which is of unknown origin. Related: Extricated; extricating.
- 1. He had managed to extricate himself from most of his official duties.
- 2. It represents a last ditch attempt by the country to extricate itself from its economic crisis.
- 3. He endeavoured to extricate the car, digging with his hands in the blazing sunshine.
- 4. She tugged on Hart's arm to extricate him from the circle of men with whom he'd been talking.
- 5. Mercifully some one arrived upon the scene to extricate him from the dilemma and assume the responsibility.
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