extort

Definitions:

  • To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
  • To obtain by coercion, intimidation, or psychological pressure.
  • To commit the criminal offense of extortion.
  • Extortionate.
  • To obtain, as from a holder of desired possessions or knowledge, by force or compulsion; wrest or wring away by any violent or oppressive means, as physical force, menace, duress, torture, authority, monopoly, or the necessities of others.
  • In <em>law</em>, to take illegally under color of office. See <internalXref urlencoded="extortion">extortion</internalXref>.
  • To practise extortion.
  • To practice extortion.
  • Extorted.
  • To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact
  • To get by the offense of extortion. See <er>Extortion</er>, 2.
  • To <xref>wrest</xref> from an <xref>unwilling</xref> person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to <xref>tear</xref> away; to <xref>wring</xref> (from); to <xref>exact</xref>; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
  • To obtain by means of the offense of <xref>extortion</xref>.
  • To twist outwards.
  • get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
  • obtain through intimidation
  • obtain by coercion or intimidation
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