Part of speech:
To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc.
A bribe paid to keep something secret.
Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
Illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.
(Slang) An extortion of money, as by blackmail
To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.
To call for; make necessary; require
To restrain or constrain by force, esp. by legal authority; curb
To extract sap or juice from.
To obtain the release of by paying a certain price.
To indicate the likely occurrence of (something dangerous, unpleasant, etc.)
To coerce by threats.
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