to seize forcibly by violent or unlawful meansHe has been trying to wrest control from the central government.
to take (something) away from someone with a violent pull or twistShe wrested the suitcase from the chauffeur's grasp.
I helped pull him out of the water.
The police forced the door of the flat and arrested him.
He strained his back during a practice session.
She sat there twisting her handkerchief for a while.
He tried to extract further information from the witness.
They wrenched open the passenger door and got into the car.
He hoped to put pressure on the British and wring concessions from them.
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in the sense of extract
to obtain (money, information, etc.) from someone who is not willing to provide itHe tried to extract further information from the witness.
in the sense of force
to break down or open (a lock, door, etc.)The police forced the door of the flat and arrested him.
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Life on the edge
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