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wrest

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1 to draw out by force or with effort

  • the boy wrested the book out of his sister's hands
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2 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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3 to get with great difficulty

  • farmers who were used to wresting a living from the harsh land
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4 to move by or as if by a forceful rotation

  • I need a strong arm to wrest the lid off this pickle jar
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5 to separate or remove by forceful pulling

  • wrested open the stuck door of the cabinet
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