extort extort  /ɪk ˈstɔrt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) obtain through intimidation
  2. (v) obtain by coercion or intimidation
  3. (v) get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The arrested man told police that, as they suspected, the group had carried out numerous bombings in southern Mindanao to extort money.
  2. In 1995 another adopted son, Jeffrey, was was put on trial for trying to extort $15,000 from him.
  3. Phone calls have even been traced to attempts to extort ransoms from terrified victims on the outside.

News

  1. Man accused of trying to extort Va. trooper

    A hearing is set next month for a Rocky Mount man accused of attempting to extort money from a Virginia state trooper.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: WXII-TV Winston-Salem

  2. Man charged with trying to extort Va. State Police trooper

    A hearing is set next month for a Rocky Mount man accused of attempting to extort money from a Virginia state trooper.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

  3. Tennessee man charged with extortion in Romney tax return scheme

    By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Tennessee man was charged with attempting to extort $1 million during last year's election by threatening to release former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns that he falsely claimed he had stolen, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday. Michael Mancil Brown, 34, was indicted on six counts of wire fraud and six counts of ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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