extort

extort

英[ɪk'stɔːt; ek-],美[ɪk'stɔrt]

vt. 勒索, 敲诈, 强要
助记:ex-离开 + tort-扭 → 扭离。

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词源说明(童理民)

1. extort : ex-,向外,-tort,扭曲,词源同turn,contort.即过高要求,勒索。

21世纪大英汉词典

#extortvt.1.【法律】2.(通过暴力、威胁等手段)敲诈、勒索,逼取,强取(钱财、情报等),逼(供)(from,of,out of):to extort money from merchants向商人勒索钱财to use torture to extort a confession from someone刑讯逼供3.(滥用职权、权势)侵吞,侵占4.迫使,强求:Her wit and intelligence extorted their admiration.她的聪明才智使他们不得不佩服。5.牵强地推断出(或引出)(词义等)(from):to extort a bizarre sense from the few words对只言片语作牵强附会的曲解近义词extract#

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