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"
To pull or twist violently.
To obtain by pulling or violent force.
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
to turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort
to tune with a wrest, or key
the act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion
active or moving power
a key to tune a stringed instrument of music
a partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the buckets is determined
Origin: [OE. wresten, AS. wrstan; akin to wr a twisted band, and wrn to twist. See Writhe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rest, v.t, to twist from by force: to twist from truth or from its natural meaning.—n. violent pulling and twisting: distortion: an instrument, like a wrench, for tuning the piano, &c.—n. Wrest′er. [A.S. wrǽstan—wrǽst, firm, from wráth, pa.t. of wríthan, to writhe; Dan. vriste.]
strew, trews, werst
The numerical value of wrest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of wrest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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