extort (extorts, present participle extorting; past and past participle extorted)

  1. (transitive) To take or seize off an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity
    to extort contributions from the vanquished
    to extort confessions of guilt
    to extort a promise
    to extort payment of a debt
  2. (transitive, legal) To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.
  3. (transitive and intransitive, medicine, ophthalmology) To twist outwards.
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extort (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Wrongfully obtained.

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