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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner; Obtain by coercion or intimidation; Obtain through intimidation.

Usage examples (29)
  • In that place, rebels extort money from local villagers.
  • Good provender did these people extort from the poor whalemen, and this provender has wandered into few hands.
  • If you leave any where else, ask youself this: how much did MY senator extort from the Dems to buy his/her vote?
  • Not at all coincidentally, it’s the same amount the studios are trying to extort from the ex-marine. for more
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