HyperDic: wrest

English > 1 sense of the word wrest:
VERBcontactwrestobtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
wrest > pronunciation
Soundsreh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > wrest: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningObtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Examples
  • "wrest the knife from his hands"
  • "wrest a meaning from the old text"
  • "wrest power from the old government"
BroaderseizeTake or capture by force
Spanisharrebatar, usurpar
Catalanarrabassar, usurpar
Nounswrestersomeone who obtains something by pulling it violently with twisting movements

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