Definitions for wrestrɛst

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. wrest(verb)

    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"

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  1. wrest(Verb)

    To pull or twist violently.

  2. wrest(Verb)

    To obtain by pulling or violent force.

  3. wrest(Verb)

    To seize

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Wrest(verb)

    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

  2. Wrest(verb)

    to turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort

  3. Wrest(verb)

    to tune with a wrest, or key

  4. Wrest(noun)

    the act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion

  5. Wrest(noun)

    active or moving power

  6. Wrest(noun)

    a key to tune a stringed instrument of music

  7. Wrest(noun)

    a partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the buckets is determined

  8. Origin: [OE. wresten, AS. wrstan; akin to wr a twisted band, and wrn to twist. See Writhe.]

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  1. strew, trews, werst

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