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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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