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English verb: extort

1. extort (possession) obtain through intimidation

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)take

Narrower (hyponym)blackmail

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

2. extort (possession) obtain by coercion or intimidation

SamplesThey 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.

Synonymsgouge, rack, squeeze, wring

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge

Narrower (hyponym)bleed

3. extort (creation) get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Synonymswring from

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)obtain

Narrower (hyponym)prise, pry

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