Synonyms for extort
- hold up
- make pay through nose
- pull one's leg
- put screws to
- put the arm on
- shake down
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTORT
She was trying to extort a promise that she should appear in its pages, which, as we all remember, she did.
I have since thought we were ironed merely to extort this arrangement from us.
What would she do with a secret she had taken such hazards to extort?
This woman is some impudent impostor, who wants to extort money out of me.
Then, after a time, when wanting to extort again, he went on to another place.
They would remain behind to extort it whilst fitting their ships for sea.
He had calculated to extort a price for his information only.
Well, but if it all comes to nothing,—if it be only a plant to extort money?
Neither man nor boy could extort from him the secret he so persistently retained.
It was surmised that I had met a gipsy, who probably hoped to extort money from me.