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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 or 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 or 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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