verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of wrest
synonym study for wrest
OTHER WORDS FROM wrestwrester, nounun·wrest·ed, adjectiveun·wrest·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wrestrest, wrest
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Example sentences from the Web for wrest
Will the Republican finally wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats?
She could never seem to wrest free any back royalties, but she always seemed to owe back taxes.Before the Earthquake Hit: When The Beatles Landed in America|Michael Tomasky|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The military made an aggressive push to wrest control over drone targeting decisions away from the president.
Robert Shrum on the four tricks the GOP might use to wrest back control.Obama Realigns, the GOP Declines: The New Political Paradigm|Robert Shrum|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jade asked Strong if she was ever at a loss for ideas and if so, how she might wrest herself from a slump.Camp Fashion Design Draws Budding Designers To New York|Robin Givhan|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To fix on any one stage in such an evolution, detach it, affirm it, is to wrest a true scripture to its destruction.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
It had become evident that a formidable rebellion threatened to wrest the Siberian provinces from the Russian crown.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
"It's mine," coaxed Marjorie, trying to wrest it from Nannie.Four Days|Hetty Hemenway
It is not every man who can wrest vast wealth from the turmoils of a “Black Friday.”The Arena|Various
She was going to wrest the dish forcibly from my hands, beat me with her fists, and let me feel all her ill-will.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon