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Verb: extort  ik'stort
  1. (crime) obtain through intimidation
     
  2. Obtain by coercion or intimidation
    "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss";
    - squeeze, rack, gouge, wring
     
  3. Get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
    - wring from

Derived forms: extorted, extorting, extorts

Type of: fleece, gazump [Brit], hook, obtain, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, take

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