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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically.

Usage examples (35)
  • The dog's owner had to wrest away the hank of rope each time the dog returned from fetching it.
  • wrest the knife from his hands
  • England had to wrest from the Dutch their ascendancy in New
  • It was resolved to wrest from the French all the conquests they had made upon British dominion. for more
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