- to wrest something
fromsomebodyI wrested the knife from him o his grasparrancarle algo aalguienthey tried to wrest the secret out of herle arrebaté or le arranqué el cuchillo de las manosthey wrested a living from o out of the infertile soil [literary]intentaron arrancarle el secretoextraían 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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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.