Wrest Synonyms: wrench, wring
Wrest Sentence: Hitler aim was to wrest control of the world by defeating every country that opposed him.
Under The Lens: Wrest – Various Meanings
We learned in the video that wrest means to take away by force. Wrest also means to forcibly pull from a person’s grasp. Ex: to wrest a knife from a child.
Another meaning of wrest as a verb is to distort or twist the nature or meaning of something. Ex: to wrest the words out of context.
Wrest may also describe the act of obtaining something by laborious effort. Ex: to wrest a job during recession.
As a noun wrest is a key for tuning stringed musical instrument, as the harp or piano.