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Another word for wrest

  1. To alter the position of by a sharp, forcible twisting or turning movement

      1. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
      2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
      3. To turn using a wrench:
      1. To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out :
      2. To force out (water or other liquid) by this means, as from wet clothes
      3. To wrench or twist forcibly
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  2. To obtain by coercion or intimidation

      1. To force the payment or yielding of; extort:
      2. To inflict (vengeance or punishment, for example).
      3. To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
      1. To obtain by coercion, intimidation, or psychological pressure:
      2. To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
      3. To get (money, etc.) from someone by violence, threats, misuse of authority, etc.; exact or wrest (from)
      1. (Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.
      2. To manage to find time or space for:
      3. To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc.
      1. To pull or tug (at something) with a wrenching movement
      2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
      3. To distort, strain, or give a false interpretation of (a meaning, statement, etc.)
      1. To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure:
      2. To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out :
      3. To get or extract by force, threats, persistence, etc.; extort
      1. To search exhaustively.
      2. To subject something to a shakedown test.
      3. (By extension) To get money from someone using threats.
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  3. To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly

      1. To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
      2. To give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent
      3. To show to be untrue; prove false
      1. To become red in the face; redden or blush.
      2. To take on color.
      3. To impart color to or change the color of.
      1. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
      2. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
      3. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
      1. To declare or prove to be false.
      2. To tell falsehoods; lie
      3. To make false by altering or adding to:
      1. To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
      2. To add weight to, esp. so as to make one end or one side heavier
      3. To add (an adulterant, filler, etc.) to
      1. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
      2. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
      3. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
      1. To state incorrectly or falsely
      1. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
      2. To turn to an improper use; misuse
      3. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
      1. To wrench or sprain:
      2. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
      3. To interlock or interlace:
      1. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
      2. To bend or twist out of shape; distort
      3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
      1. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
      2. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
      3. To turn using a wrench:
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