Examples of wrest in a Sentence
He tried to wrest control of the company from his uncle.
the boy wrested the book out of his sister's hands
Recent Examples of wrest from the Web
The Brewers entered having lost six of seven on the Pirates' home field this season, including a four-game sweep in mid-July that started the post all-star break swoon that allowed the Chicago Cubs to wrest control away in the Central Division.
Jones has wrested the starting job away from Montgomery by averaging a stellar 5.58 yards per carry, while Montgomery is stuck on 3.10.
Despite logistical hurdles of wresting those documents away from Washington, D.C., the federal government even approved the idea but soon decided that getting the heads completed was a better use of the artist's time.
The maneuver would largely wrest control of the utility away from its board of directors and Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.
Today, computers wrest people from activities outside the computer to work or play back inside them.
So, not sure entirely what is happening, but given the rest of the day's tweets, someone at his organization seems to have wrested control back of the account—with a dash of sass thrown in there.
Invest in a palm support that sits in front of the keyboard, and wrest the fleshy part of our palm on it when typing.
But the victim wrested the gun away and shot Stokes in the back before the intruders made it outside and took off, according to a Palm Beach County sheriff’s report.
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Definition of wrest for Students
- “For this is the day we are to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow, and wrest from him the throne.”
- —L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
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