Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Wrest [ rest ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 1. (tr.v.) to twist, jerk or force violently
2. (tr.v.) to forcefully usurp or take away
3. (tr.v.) to twist or distort one's meaning
4. (n.) a twist or wrench
5. (n.) (archaic) a small key that is used to wrench pins of a stringed instrument
 The crown and throne were wrested from him by a bloody coup.