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Pronunciation: \'rest\




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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Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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