Meaning of “wrest” in the English Dictionary

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"wrest" in British English

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wrestverb [ T + adv/prep ]

uk /rest/ us /rest/

formal to get something with effort or difficulty:

The shareholders are planning to wrest control of the company (away) from the current directors.

to violently pull something away from someone:

He wrested the letter from my grasp.

(Definition of “wrest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wrest" in American English

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wrestverb [ T ]

us /rest/ fml

to obtain something with difficulty, effort, or violence:

Shareholders will try to wrest control of the company from the current management.

(Definition of “wrest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)