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EXTORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extort mean? 

EXTORT (verb)
  The verb EXTORT has 3 senses:

1. obtain through intimidation
2. obtain by coercion or intimidation
3. get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

  Familiarity information: EXTORT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTORT (verb)


Sense 1extort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain through intimidation

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "extort" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extort"):

blackmail (obtain through threats)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 2extort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain by coercion or intimidation

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

extort; gouge; wring; rack; squeeze

Context examples:

They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss / They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

Hypernyms (to "extort" is one way to...):

fleece; gazump; hook; overcharge; pluck; plume; rob; soak; surcharge (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extort"):

bleed (get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 3extort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

wring from; extort

Hypernyms (to "extort" is one way to...):

obtain (come into possession of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extort"):

prise; pry (make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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