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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 [archaic], gouge [informal], wring
  3. Get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
    - wring from

Derived forms: extorted, extorting, extorts

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

Encyclopedia: Extort