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extort

  

      vb   tr  
1    to secure (money, favours, etc.) by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of influence or authority  
2    to obtain by importunate demands  
the children extorted a promise of a trip to the zoo     
3    to overcharge for (something, esp. interest on a loan)  
     (C16: from Latin extortus wrenched out, from extorquere to wrest away, from torquere to twist, wrench)  
  extortion      n  
  extortioner, extortionist, extorter      n  
   extortive             adj  
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