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One entry found for extort.
Main Entry: ex·tort
Pronunciation: ik-primarystressstodot(schwa)rt
Function: verb
Etymology: from Latin extortus, past participle of extorquemacronre "to twist out, extort," from ex- "out, away" and torquemacronre "to twist" --related to DISTORT, RETORT, TORTURE
: to get (as money) from a person by the use of force or threats
- ex·tort·er noun

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