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wrest

verb [T + adv/prep]
 
 
/rest/
formal to get something with effort or difficulty
辛苦謀求;費力取得
The shareholders are planning to wrest control of the company (away) from the current directors.
股東正在計劃從現任董事手中奪取公司的控制權。
Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
to violently pull something away from someone
奪取;攫取
He wrested the letter from my grasp.
他從我手中奪走了那封信。
Pulling
Translations of “wrest”
in Chinese (Simplified) 辛苦谋求, 费力取得, 夺取…
(Definition of wrest from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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