wrest

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as in to extort
to get (as money) by the use of force or threats vowed that the bully had wrested his lunch money from him for the last time

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as in to earn
to get with great difficulty farmers who were used to wresting a living from the harsh land

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“Wrest.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wrest. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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