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wrest.

wrest

Pronunciation: \'rest\

verb

wrest*ed

wrest*ing

1 : to pull away by twisting or wringing <I had to wrest my shoe from the dog's mouth.>

2 : to obtain only by great and steady effort <"For this is the day we are to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow, and wrest from him the throne." L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz>

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Title Annotation:Dictionary entry
Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
Words:131
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