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extort

preposition (pre)

  • Extorted. (preposition)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • obtain through intimidation (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • obtain by coercion or intimidation (verb.possession)
    Synonym: gouge, rack, squeeze, wring
    Example:
    They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss.
    source: wordnet30
  • get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner (verb.creation)
    Synonym: wring from
    source: wordnet30
  • To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To practice extortion. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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