Definition of extort verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

extort

 verb
verb
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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to make someone give you something by threatening them The gang extorted money from over 30 local businesses.
NAmE//ɪkˈstɔrʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] He was arrested and charged with extortion.
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