Part of speech:
causing great physical or mental suffering
To wrench or sprain:
To clasp firmly and shake (another's hand), as in congratulation.
To divert or deflect:
To pull with a quick, strong movement; jerk:
To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.
To get or install the tools, equipment, etc. needed
To injure as if by pulling apart.
To damage or weaken by pressure or tension:
To get, bring forth, or extract by pressure
To stretch or strain to the point of injury
To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
To have or cause pain
To pull, twist, push, thrust, or throw with a sudden, sharp movement
To cause sorrow, misery, or suffering to; pain
(Electronics) To cause distortion in (a signal or waveform, for example).
To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
To put something out of its usual place
To move or go from a dwelling or former position.
To pull at vigorously or repeatedly:
To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.
To bring into a worse condition; debase
To declare or prove to be false.
To misrepresent, especially by distortion or exaggeration:
(Perhaps nonstandard) To be shown false by contradicting (something) that is true; to conceal the contradictory or ironic presence of (something).
Extort is defined as using violence or threats to get something from someone.
To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
To move jerkily or spasmodically.
To cause to move suddenly and smartly.
To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
To be successful in coming or going:
To stir the emotions:
To move by being pushed
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