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wrest

verb [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 current directors. to violently pull something away from someone: He wrested the letter from my grasp.
Translations of “wrest”
in Chinese (Traditional) 辛苦謀求, 費力取得, 奪取…
in Chinese (Simplified) 辛苦谋求, 费力取得, 夺取…
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