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Word: extort

Definition: wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant


Sentences Containing 'extort'

Among those who settled there were a number of people of treacherous character, who acted as informers against their fellow-Jews, and, through malice and envy or to extort money, bore false witness against men of blameless reputation, until, at the request of the community, they were expelled from the island.
Gardai believed that he had been involved in a feud with major crime gangs from the city from whom he was trying to extort money.
Harrow continued providing services to villains like Living Laser, but when Will o' the Wisp sought removal of his power, Harrow implanted a surgical device to extort him into theft. When the Wisp rebelled while fighting the intervening Spider-Man, Harrow's device temporarily dissipated him.
In a few years, they break free and form their own gangs to extort money and engage in other forms of criminal activities.
Justice Kailash Ghambhir of the Delhi High Court stated that penal provisions for rape are often being misused by women as a "weapon for vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them get married.
Parley Baer is cast in the segment as Kitty's wealthy father, Fred McAllen, from whom Jackson expects to extort money once he has married Kitty.
Radar, driving a jeep, hits a local man, who turns out to be a con artist who pretends to be hit by army vehicles in order to extort money.
She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged.
Verma sued India TV CEO Rajat Sharma, programme manager Suhaib Ilyasi and journalist Ruchi, who was involved in the operation, alleging that the channel wanted to "blackmail and extort money" from him.
Where it is otherwise, every person subject to the tax is put more or less in the power of the tax-gatherer, who can either aggravate the tax upon any obnoxious contributor, or extort, by the terror of such aggravation, some present or perquisite to himself.

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