- Homophone Note
|part of speech:
||wrests, wresting, wrested
||to take away with, or as if with, a twist or pull.
The policeman wrested the gun from the suspect's hand.The knights wrested power from the king.
- similar words:
- extract, pluck, tear, wrench
||achieve, capture, deprive, exact, pull, snatch, tug, twist, withdraw, wring, yank
The words wrest
sound alike but have different meanings.