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Definition of extort:

  1. Extorted.
  2. To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
  3. To practice extortion.
  4. 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; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.

Synonyms:

hug, wrest, contract, squeeze, crush, torture, rout, shove, twitch, single-foot, exact, deform, twinge, get, shake down, excruciate, wring, compress, tweet, compact, mash, pinch, wring from, gouge, thrust, pressure, squash, squelch, stuff, contort, bosom, wrench, embrace, press, distort, coerce, torment, force, wedge, rack, force out, scud, hale, constrict.

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