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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrest \Wrest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrested; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wresting.] [OE. wresten, AS. wr?stan; akin to wr?? a
     twisted band, and wr[imac]?n to twist. See Writhe.]
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     1. To turn; to twist; esp., to twist or extort by violence;
        to pull of force away by, or as if by, violent wringing or
        twisting. "The secret wrested from me." --Milton.
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              Our country's cause,
              That drew our swords, now secret wrests them from
              our hand.                             --Addison.
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              They instantly wrested the government out of the
              hands of Hastings.                    --Macaulay.
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     2. To turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper
        use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort.
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              Wrest once the law to your authority. --Shak.
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              Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor. --Ex.
                                                    xxiii. 6.
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              Their arts of wresting, corrupting, and false
              interpreting the holy text.           --South.
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     3. To tune with a wrest, or key. [Obs.]
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrest \Wrest\, n.
     1. The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence,
        distortion; perversion. --Hooker.
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     2. Active or moving power. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. A key to tune a stringed instrument of music.
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              The minstrel . . . wore round his neck a silver
              chain, by which hung the wrest, or key, with which
              he tuned his harp.                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     4. A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the
        buckets is determined.
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     Wrest pin (Piano Manuf.), one of the pins around which the
        ends of the wires are wound in a piano. --Knight.
  
     Wrest plank (Piano Manuf.), the part in which the wrest
        pins are inserted.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  wrest
       v : 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"

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrest":
     anamorphism, anamorphosis, arrogate, asymmetry, avulse, badger,
     bend, blackmail, buckle, claim, color, confiscate, confuse,
     contort, contortion, crook, crookedness, crumple, cut out, demand,
     deracinate, detorsion, deviation, dig out, dig up, disentangle,
     disproportion, distort, distortion, draw, draw out, dredge,
     dredge up, elicit, eradicate, evolve, evulse, exact, exaction,
     excavate, excise, exsect, extort, extortion, extract, extricate,
     force from, garble, get out, gnarl, gouge, gouge out, grub up,
     imbalance, irregularity, knot, levy blackmail, lopsidedness, mine,
     miscolor, pervert, pick out, pinch, pluck out, pluck up,
     pry loose from, pull, pull out, pull up, quarry, quirk, rake out,
     remove, rend, rend from, rending, rip, rip from, rip out, ripping,
     root out, root up, screw, shake down, snatch from, spring, squeeze,
     take out, tear from, tear out, tearing, torsion, tortuosity, turn,
     turn awry, twist, unearth, unravel, unsymmetry, uproot, usurp,
     warp, weed out, withdraw, wrench, wrench from, wrenching,
     wrest out, wresting, wring, wring from, wringing, writhe, wry  
     

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