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"extort" in British English

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extortverb [T]

uk   /ɪkˈstɔːt/ us   /ɪkˈstɔːrt/
extortion
noun [U] uk   /ɪkˈstɔː.ʃən/ us   /ɪkˈstɔːr.ʃən/
He was found guilty of obtaining the money by extortion (= by forceful methods).
(Definition of extort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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extortverb [T]

us   /ɪkˈstɔrt/
to obtain by force or threat: The gang is accused of extorting money from local store owners.
extortion
noun [U] us   /ɪkˈstɔr·ʃən/
He was found guilty of extortion.
(Definition of extort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"extort" in Business English

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extortverb [T]

uk   /ɪkˈstɔːt/ us  
to get something, especially money, from someone by using force or threats: extort sth from sb The claim was that he had extorted money from the CEO by threatening to publish details of his private life.
extortion
noun [U]
He has been found guilty on two charges of extortion and now faces a jail sentence.
(Definition of extort from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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