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verb as in snatch

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Will the Republican finally wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats?

She could never seem to wrest free any back royalties, but she always seemed to owe back taxes.

The military made an aggressive push to wrest control over drone targeting decisions away from the president.

Robert Shrum on the four tricks the GOP might use to wrest back control.

Jade asked Strong if she was ever at a loss for ideas and if so, how she might wrest herself from a slump.

To fix on any one stage in such an evolution, detach it, affirm it, is to wrest a true scripture to its destruction.

It had become evident that a formidable rebellion threatened to wrest the Siberian provinces from the Russian crown.

"It's mine," coaxed Marjorie, trying to wrest it from Nannie.

It is not every man who can wrest vast wealth from the turmoils of a “Black Friday.”

She was going to wrest the dish forcibly from my hands, beat me with her fists, and let me feel all her ill-will.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wrest, such as: exact, extort, extract, seize, usurp, and wrench.

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