Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To twist; wrench; turn from the true meaning, etc.

Part of speech: noun

An act of wresting.

Part of speech: noun

A key for tuning a stringed instrument.

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Usage examples "wrest":

  1. She was still shrinking away, but he had caught her wrist and held it firmly as she glared at him, till, with a sudden effort, she tried to wrest herself away. - "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
  2. Yet this was the man who had brought death to Henry Wilton, and had twice sought my life in the effort to wrest from me a packet of information I did not have. - "Blindfolded", Earle Ashley Walcott.
  3. I desire to advance farther, and to wrest a fourth, and even still more than a fourth, from the darkness of thought. - "Nature Mysticism", J. Edward Mercer.