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  Definition of extort
  1. get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
  2. obtain by coercion or intimidation; "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"
  3. obtain through intimidation
Similar Words: wring from, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring

 

Hyponyms: pry, prise, bleed, blackmail

 

Derivational Morphology: swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, power play, squeeze play, squeeze, extortion

 

 
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