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    extort - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extort

    (verb) obtain through intimidation Definition
    (verb) obtain by coercion or intimidation
    Synonyms : gouge , rack , squeeze , wring
    Example Sentence
    • They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
    • They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him
    (verb) get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
    Synonyms : wring from
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extort

EX + TORT relate TORT to TORTURE. Threatening someone to get money out of him is obviously a torture.

Ex+Tort->his Ex is Torturing him for more alimony

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