Translation of "extort" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪkˈstɔːt/ us /-ˈstɔːrt/

to get something by force or threats, or with difficulty

extorsionar, arrancar
He had been extorting money from the old lady for years.
Police have not so far been able to extort a confession from the people accused of the bombing.
Confessions shown to have been extorted by officers of the state are void.
extortion noun [ no plural ] uk /-ˈstɔː.ʃən/ us /-ˈstɔːr.ʃən/

He was found guilty of obtaining the money by extortion (= by forceful methods).

(Translation of “extort” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ikˈstoːt/

to obtain (from a person) by threats or violence

conseguir a la fuerza
They extorted a confession from him by torture.
extortion /-ʃən/ noun

extortionate /-nət/ adjective

(of a price) much too high

exorbitante, excesivo
That restaurant’s prices are extortionate!

(Translation of “extort” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)