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Synonyms for wrest

to alter the position of by a sharp, forcible twisting or turning movement


to obtain by coercion or intimidation

to give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly

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obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically

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The woman, aged 63, was walking along Austin Drive at about 10.50am last Thursday when a youth on a bike rode up behind her and wrested her handbag away.
Richardson has since fired basketball coach Cliff Ellis and wrested away control of the Athletics Department from Director David Housel, who plans to retire in 2006.
That this opportunity was wrested from the public's hands by government authorities certainly drove CAE's point home--and the mainstream press took note like never before.
Little does he know that she has been wrested from Surprise Valley, forced into a plural marriage, and is living with other "sealed wives" in a hidden village across the Arizona border.
The dual Derby champion wrested the title from Daleys Denis in 2001, when racking up 145 victories, consolidated his hold in 2002 with a bag of 180, and landed the hat-trick last year on the back of 130 open wins.
His 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win wrested the world No.1 ranking from Agassi and Ferrero said: "I worked hard to get there.
Likewise, the European Union has also wrested concessions from China on the mobile phone business sector during bilateral trade negotiations on China's admission to the World Trade Organization.
(The palace transformed an earlier palagetto degli Alberti, wrested from the more prestigious family as payment of large debt.) The sculptural exuberance of its interior capitals, fireplaces, and freizes -- the obvious comparisons being the palaces of more significant and richer families (Strozzi, Gondi, or Pazzi) -- can be seen as more intimate, if still public, demonstrations of wealth and a desire for greater status.
Further, she is consistently :feminist and anti-homophobic in her insistence on "civil" rights and economic justice for the people, now redefined as those who have wrested entitlement from the "structural ambivalence" of the U.S.
Archaeologists worked quickly over the next two days and found that the foot was connected to the crushed, contorted skeleton of a woman whose remains may help clear up how the Israelites wrested control of the city from the Phoenicians around 3,000 years ago.
Shiro, 25, wrested the WBC title via majority decision against Ganigan Lopez of Mexico in Tokyo last month and has a 10-0 record with 5 KOs.