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wrest

 
 
pronunciation:
rest
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: wrests, wresting, wrested
definition: to take away with, or as if with, a twist or pull.
The policeman wrested the gun from the suspect's hand.The knights wrested power from the king.
similar words:
extract, pluck, tear, wrench
Homophone Note
The words wrest and rest sound alike but have different meanings.