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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -wrest-, *wrest*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Wrest \Wrest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wresting}.] [OE. wresten, AS. wr?stan; akin to wr?? a twisted band, and wr[imac]?n to twist. See {Writhe}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To turn; to twist; esp., to twist or extort by violence; to pull of force away by, or as if by, violent wringing or twisting. "The secret wrested from me." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Our country's cause, That drew our swords, now secret wrests them from our hand. --Addison. [1913 Webster] They instantly wrested the government out of the hands of Hastings. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort. [1913 Webster] Wrest once the law to your authority. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor. --Ex. xxiii. 6. [1913 Webster] Their arts of wresting, corrupting, and false interpreting the holy text. --South. [1913 Webster] 3. To tune with a wrest, or key. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Wrest \Wrest\, n. 1. The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. Active or moving power. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. A key to tune a stringed instrument of music. [1913 Webster] The minstrel . . . wore round his neck a silver chain, by which hung the wrest, or key, with which he tuned his harp. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 4. A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the buckets is determined. [1913 Webster] {Wrest pin} (Piano Manuf.), one of the pins around which the ends of the wires are wound in a piano. --Knight. {Wrest plank} (Piano Manuf.), the part in which the wrest pins are inserted. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: wrest v 1: obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically; "wrest the knife from his hands"; "wrest a meaning from the old text"; "wrest power from the old government"

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