Definition: To take away by force
1. to take away by force: to wrest a knife from a child.
2. to twist or torn; pull, jerk or force by a violent twist.
1. to get away be effort; to wrest a living from the soil.
2. to twist or turn from the proper course, application, use, meaning, or the like: wrench.
1. a wresting; twist or wrench.
2. a key or small wrench for tuning stringed musical instruments, as the harp or piano, by turning the pins to which the strings are fastened.
1. Can I possibly go back and wrest from my past some remnant of a better beginning?
– Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion, 2006
2. He could wrest beauty from anything.
– Fiona Maazel, Last Last Change, 2009
- Parking violator wrests camera from officer in Modesto (modbee.com)
- Niners Could Wrest Cruz Away From Giants Rather Cheaply (snygiants.com)