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(动词) 
Definition
to seize forcibly by violent or unlawful means
He has been trying to wrest control from the central government.
同义词
seize
Troops have seized the airport and radio stations.
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take
She took the bike by the handles before it swerved into the ditch.
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(动词) 
Definition
to take (something) away from someone with a violent pull or twist
She wrested the suitcase from the chauffeur's grasp.
同义词
pull
I helped pull him out of the water.
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force
The police forced the door of the flat and arrested him.
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strain
He strained his back during a practice session.
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twist
She sat there twisting her handkerchief for a while.
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extract
He tried to extract further information from the witness.
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wrench
They wrenched open the passenger door and got into the car.
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wring
He hoped to put pressure on the British and wring concessions from them.

其他同义词

in the sense of extract
Definition
to obtain (money, information, etc.) from someone who is not willing to provide it
He tried to extract further information from the witness.
in the sense of force
Definition
to break down or open (a lock, door, etc.)
The police forced the door of the flat and arrested him.
同义词
break open,
use violence on
in the sense of strain
Definition
to injure or damage (oneself or a part of one's body) by overexertion
He strained his back during a practice session.

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The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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