Extort - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word extort
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɔːt|  British pronunciation of the word extort

verb

- obtain through intimidation
- obtain by coercion or intimidation(syn: gouge, rack, squeeze, wring)

They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss

- get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Examples

The criminals extorted large sums of money from their victims.

He was arrested for extorting bribes.

The criminals extorted money from the shopkeepers by threatening them with violence.

Rebels extorted money from local villagers.

He faces charges of kidnapping and extortion.

They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: extort
he/she/it: extorts
present participle: extorting
past tense: extorted
past participle: extorted
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