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extort

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪkˈstɔːt/
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]
Translations of “extort”
in Spanish conseguir a la fuerza…
in French extorquer…
in German erpressen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 敲詐,勒索, 強求…
in Russian вымогать…
in Turkish tehditle almak, zorla el koymak, gözünü korkutarak parasını almak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 敲诈,勒索, 强求…
in Polish wymuszać…
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