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

transitive verb

  • to wrest something from somebody
    arrancarle algo a alguien
    I wrested the knife from him o his grasp
    le arrebaté or le arranqué el cuchillo de las manos
    they tried to wrest the secret out of her
    intentaron arrancarle el secreto
    they wrested a living from o out of the infertile soil [literary]
    extraían su subsistencia de la tierra yerma [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Jinx lunged forward, intent on grabbing her arm and wresting the glasses from her.
    • Hobbs told investigators that Krystal pulled the knife to defend her friend, and he wrested it away.
    • Their bodies twisted as each tried to wrest the weapon from the other's grasp.

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