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To obtain by pulling or violent force
To pull or twist violently
To seize

There was one of the tribe of Tarzan who questioned his authority, and that was Terkoz, the son of Tublat, but he so feared the keen knife and the deadly arrows of his new lord that he confined the manifestation of his objections to petty disobediences and irritating mannerisms; Tarzan knew, however, that he but waited his opportunity to wrest the kingship from him by some sudden stroke of treachery, and so he was ever on his guard against surprise.

to pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing
{v} to twist by violence, active power
The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion
Active or moving power
To tune with a wrest, or key
obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically; "wrest the knife from his hands"; "wrest a meaning from the old text"; "wrest power from the old government"
If you wrest something from someone else, you take it from them, especially when this is difficult or illegal. For the past year he has been trying to wrest control from the central government The men had returned to wrest back power. = seize
A key to tune a stringed instrument of music
If you wrest something from someone who is holding it, you take it from them by pulling or twisting it violently. He wrested the suitcase from the chauffeur He was attacked by a security man who tried to wrest away a gas cartridge
to twist or extort by violence; to pull of force away by, or as if by, violent wringing or twisting
To turn; to twist; esp
{f} pull by force; bend; twist; snatch by force; pervert, distort; win by force
A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the buckets is determined
{i} forceful pull; winding, bending; twist, kink; forceful capture; tuning key for musical instruments
To turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort
wrest control
forcefully take control, forcefully take the governance
wrest pin
One of the pins to which the strings of a musical instrument, especially of a keyboard instrument, are attached and by turning which they are tuned
past of wrest
present participle of wrest
third-person singular of wrest

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    /ˈrest/ /ˈrɛst/


    [ 'rest ] (transitive verb.) before 12th century. Middle English wrasten, wresten, from Old English wr[AE]stan; akin to Old Norse reista to bend and probably to Old English wrigian to turn; more at WRY.

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