Definition of Wrest

1. Verb. Obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically. "Wrest power from the old government"

Generic synonyms: Seize
Derivative terms: Wrester



Definition of Wrest

1. v. t. To turn; to twist; esp., to twist or extort by violence; to pull of force away by, or as if by, violent wringing or twisting.

2. n. The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion.

3. v. t. To turn; to twist; esp., to twist or extort by violence; to pull of force away by, or as if by, violent wringing or twisting.

4. n. The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion.

Definition of Wrest

1. Verb. To pull or twist violently. ¹

2. Verb. To obtain by pulling or violent force. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To seize ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wrest

1. to take away by force [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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