英 [ɪk'stɔːt; ek-]
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ex-, 向外。-tort, 扭曲，词源同turn, contort. 即过高要求，勒索。
- extort: see torment
- extort (v.)
- 1520s (as a past participle adj. from early 15c.), "obtain by force or compulsion; wrest away by oppressive means," from Latin extortus, past participle of extorquere "obtain by force," literally "wrench out" (see extortion). Related: Extorted; extorting.
- 1. Some magistrates have abused their powers of arrest to extort confessions.
- 2. The police used torture to extort a confession from him.
- 3. The blackmailer tried to extort a large sum of money from him.
- 4. The police used torture to extort a confession from me.
- 5. They absolutely must not harm the people or extort money from them.
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