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wrest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wrest

(verb) obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
Example Sentence
  • wrest the knife from his hands
  • wrest a meaning from the old text
  • wrest power from the old government

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrest

wrest originates from the root word, wrestling ...everyone knows the meaning of wrestling.
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by chaitu2cool

in wrestling, wrestlers wrest the champions belt.. other meaning : no rest means wrest means u working hard to achieve something
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by arshnagpal

police arrest criminal and wrest him into the jail
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by bharatinuguri

Wrest and pressed...the child's mother tried to wrest the coin out of his hand but the child pressed it closer to himself.
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by pushpa_edit

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