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Definition:
  • the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence);
  • unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty";
  • an exorbitant charge;

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    Hyponyms: blackmail, protection, tribute, shakedown

     

    Derivational Morphology: extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring

     

     
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