What does the word wrest mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by J. Edward Mercer