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British English: /rɛst/
American English: /rɛst/

transitive verb

  • wrest something from somebody/somebody's grasp (literal or figurative)
    jemandem/jemandes Griff etwas entreißen od. [formal] entwinden
    wrest a confession from somebody
    jemandem ein Geständnis abnötigen
    wrest something from something
    einer Sache Dat. etwas abringen

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