V n from n
The 'rescue' group
These verbs are concerned with freeing or rescuing someone from danger or difficulty. We include here the verbs exempt and excuse, which involve freeing someone from a particular payment or obligation.
She has a doctor's certificate and has been excused from games.
Thousands of giant clams were rescued from a tiny island off the coast of Queensland in one of the Australian navy's most unusual operations.
The preposition from is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Fire-fighting ships tried to save a Norwegian supertanker from sinking off the coast of Texas.
In the case of extricate, the noun group following the verb is often a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl from n.
deliver excuse (usu passive) exempt extricate free heal (usu passive) liberate pluck (usu passive) release rescue save spare
He was quite confident of being able to extricate himself from the mess he had got into.