Definitions for extort

Definitions for (verb) extort

Main entry: extort, wring from

Definition: get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Main entry: rack, extort, wring, gouge, squeeze

Definition: obtain by coercion or intimidation

Usage: They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss; They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

Main entry: extort

Definition: obtain through intimidation

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