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.

 

 

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