Definition of wrest verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wrest

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verb
BrE BrE//rest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rest//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wrest
BrE BrE//rest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rest//
 
he / she / it wrests
BrE BrE//rests//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rests//
 
past simple wrested
BrE BrE//ˈrestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrestɪd//
 
past participle wrested
BrE BrE//ˈrestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrestɪd//
 
-ing form wresting
BrE BrE//ˈrestɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrestɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English wrǣstan ‘twist, tighten’, of Germanic origin; related to Danish vriste, also to wrist. Phrasal Verbswrest something from somebody
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