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wrest

verb

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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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The first known use of wrest was before the 12th century

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“Wrest.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wrest. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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