German translation of 'wrest'
Example Sentences Including 'wrest'
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No one can blame Scots for wanting to wrest some control over their lives back from London.THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots&apos; Invention of the Modern World (2002)
Cosmetics are the means by which I would wrest back control, only today all control is abandoned.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Their skins will become loose, wrinkled and easy to wrest away.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Far from battling to wrest back the initiative, they panic and make their position worse.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
When it comes to women's bodies, people are always eager to wrest away control.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Ministers who have just resigned see it differently, and as a last chance to wrest control of the democratic process.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The Democrats will require a swing of five seats to wrest back control.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The army has been unable to wrest back control of parts of eastern Ukraine from rebels.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They were trying to wrest control of the issue through this draconian measure, but reopening implicitly recognises that the grounds for closure were spurious.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This is a welcome sign that ministers are prepared to tackle the issue of drift and to wrest control from councils that lack a sense of urgency.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. wrest is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: wrest VERB
If you wrest something from someone else, you take it from them, especially when this is difficult or illegal.
For the past year he has been trying to wrest control from the central government.
Translation of wrest from the Collins English to German Dictionary