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extort meaning and definition

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Definition of extort (verb)

  1. obtain through intimidation
  2. obtain by coercion or intimidation
    • "They 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"
    • synonyms: gouge, rack, squeeze, wring
  3. get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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