wrest meaning

Pronunciation:   "wrest" in a sentence
Verb: wrest  rest
  1. Obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
    "wrest the knife from his hands"; "wrest a meaning from the old text"; "wrest power from the old government"

Sounds like: rest

Derived forms: wrests, wrested, wresting

See also: wrester

Type of: seize

Encyclopedia: Wrest


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  1. you wrest my words out of their real meaning.
  2. this report wrests the facts out of their true meaning.
  3. an admirable people wrests a living from the reluctant soil and the merciless seas.
  4. "she has been in this room" he cried, and he sprang to wrest from it a token.
  5. he puts his grief away; it is time to wrest from the sea the triumph the boy must have.

Related Words

  1. wrench sth from so meaning
  2. wrench sth off (of) so or sth meaning
  3. wrench sth out of sth meaning
  4. wrench-head bolt meaning
  5. wrenching meaning
  6. wrest block meaning
  7. wrest pin meaning
  8. wrest plank meaning
  9. wrest so or sth (away) from so or sth meaning
  10. wrest sth off (of) sth meaning
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