Definition of wrest from phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wrest from

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    wrest something from somebody/something

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  1. 1to take something such as power or control from someone or something with great effort They attempted to wrest control of the town from government forces.
  2. 2to take something from someone that they do not want to give, suddenly or violently synonym wrench He wrested the gun from my grasp.
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