HyperDic: extort

English > 3 senses of the word extort:
VERBpossessionextortobtain through intimidation
possessionextort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wringobtain by coercion or intimidation
creationextort, wring fromget or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
extort > pronunciation
Soundsihkstao'rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > extort: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningObtain through intimidation.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
NarrowerblackmailObtain through threats / threats
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishextorsionar
Catalanarrancar, arrencar, extorquir, extorsionar, treure
Nounsextortionunjust / unjust / unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
English > extort: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningObtain by coercion or intimidation.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody
Example"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"
Synonymssqueeze, rack, gouge, wring
NarrowerbleedGet or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
Broaderovercharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hookrip off
Spanishatormentar, exprimir, extorsionar
Catalanarrabassar, arruïnar, extorquir, extorsionar
Nounsextortionthe felonious act of extorting money (as by threats / threats of violence)
extortionan exorbitant charge
English > extort: 3 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningGet or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymwring from
Narrowerpry, prisemake an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Spanisharrancar, sacar

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