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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·tort /ɪkˈstɔrt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·tort, p. p. & a.  Extorted. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·tort, v. i. To practice extortion. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·tort v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Extorting.]
 1. To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
 2. Law To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: obtain through intimidation
      2: obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money
         from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to
         the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of
         the business by threatening him" [syn: squeeze, rack,
         gouge, wring]
      3: get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
         [syn: wring from]