to make someone give you something by threatening them The gang extorted money from over 30 local businesses.verbjump to other results
NAmE//ɪkˈstɔrt//extort something (from somebody)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they extort
he / she / it extorts
past simple extorted
-ing form extorting
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NAmE//ɪkˈstɔrʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] He was arrested and charged with extortion.