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Meaning of “wrest” in the English Dictionary

"wrest" in British English

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wrestverb [T + adv/prep]

uk   us   /rest/
formal to get something with ​effort or ​difficulty: The ​shareholders are ​planning to wrest control of the ​company (away) from the ​currentdirectors. to ​violentlypull 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)

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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 ​currentmanagement.
(Definition of wrest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wrest”
in Chinese (Simplified) 辛苦谋求, 费力取得, 夺取…
in Chinese (Traditional) 辛苦謀求, 費力取得, 奪取…
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