verb (used with object)
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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
Example sentences from the Web for wrest
The version of the song that I had indeed remembered correctly, wrested from the back of my brain!15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry|Alex Suskind|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have now seen that even at great sacrifice, rights are wrested from authority rather than be gifted by them.Arab Spring: Revolutionaries Reflect on the One-Year Anniversary|Mike Giglio|January 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The sponsoring networks, media, and third-party groups have wrested away control from the candidates and the national parties.Mark McKinnon: Presidential Primary Debate Process Has Gone Rogue|Mark McKinnon|January 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And there is no equivalent of Cheney, who from the White House virtually wrested power away from the intelligence agencies.
The secretary of State has wrested control of USAID and influence over billions in foreign assistance.
At the battle of Bassano, of the five flags wrested from the enemy Lannes captured two with his own hands.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He was not the first, nor the worst man who has wrested Scripture into the service of his own angry passions.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
Kentucky and Missouri might have been wrested from Union control, and Arkansas freed from the presence of the invader.Stone's River|Wilson J. Vance
He would have wrested race supremacy and the leading place in civilization from the Aryan for the Hamitic races.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
He has penetrated into the forbidding ice-worlds at the two poles, and many are the secrets he has wrested from Nature.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury