Definition of extortion in English:
The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats: he used bribery and extortion to build himself a huge, art-stuffed mansion [as modifier]: extortion rackets
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- Brute force, extortion, and bribery are not a policy, they are the last refuge of a mafioso.
- At the least, we can ask that American citizens not pay extortion money to enemy governments in a time of war.
- The underworld is once again making extortion threats to Bollywood figures.
- Example sentences
- It's all about cost of living, and husbandry, and sustainability, and not spending the rest of your life - as an individual or a business - paying blackmail to extortioners.
- Mr Prasad, however, refused to name the extortioners.
- According to the reports, many of these extortioners are recently released prisoners.
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nə/ /ɛkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nə/noun
Words that rhyme with extortionabortion, apportion, caution, contortion, distortion, portion, proportion, retortion, torsion
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