how to pronounce extort


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“… known to extort people threatening to …”

meanings of extort


  1. To twist outwards.
  2. To take or seize off an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity.
  3. To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.


  1. Wrongfully obtained.