She could never seem to wrest free any back royalties, but she always seemed to owe back taxes.
Jade asked Strong if she was ever at a loss for ideas and if so, how she might wrest herself from a slump.
Robert Shrum on the four tricks the GOP might use to wrest back control.
It was a huge victory for Sony, which had long wanted to wrest control of Sony/ATV from the singer.
The military made an aggressive push to wrest control over drone targeting decisions away from the president.
He, too, had striven to wrest the treasure from the stone by driving a tunnel into the cliff.
Instantly she darted forward and tried to wrest it from his grasp.
With almost a feeling of resignation, I continued to wrest the remaining letters from the darkness.
How vile were means like these to wrest money from the unfortunate!
Tudor-like, she had proved her grit and her pluck when opposing factions tried to wrest her crown from her.
Old English wræstan "to twist, wrench," from Proto-Germanic *wraistijanan (cf. Old Norse reista "to bend, twist"), derivative of *wrig-, *wreik- "to turn" (see wry). Meaning "to pull, detach" (something) is recorded from c.1300. Meaning "to take by force" (in reference to power, authority, etc.) is attested from early 15c. Related: Wrested; wresting.