Student Thesaurus

One entry found for wrest.
Entry Word: wrest
Function: verb
Text: 1 to draw out by force or with effort <wrested a promise from them after days of pleading> -- see EXTRACT 1
2 to get (as money) by the use of force or threats <vowed that the bully had wrested his lunch money from him for the last time> -- see EXTORT
3 to get with great difficulty <farmers who were used to wresting a living from a harsh land> -- see EKE OUT
4 to move by or as if by a forceful rotation <I need a strong arm to wrest the lid off this pickle jar> -- see WRENCH 1
5 to separate or remove by forceful pulling <wrested open the stuck door of the cabinet> -- see TEAR 2