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extort in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextortex‧tort /ɪkˈstɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ verb [transitive]  SCCto illegally force someone to give you something, especially money, by threatening themblackmailextort something from somebody Rebels extorted money from local villagers.extortion /ɪkˈstɔːʃən $ -ɔːr-/ noun [uncountable] He faces charges of kidnapping and extortion.extortionist noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
extortJackson, 22, was arrested earlier this year and charged with attempting to extort $ 40 million from Cosby.There isn't the money left in Deptford to extort.He was arrested by police, who he said, planted cannabis on him to extort a bribe.Lear pretends to be offering a gift, but is in fact extorting a bribe.Read in studio A bogus policeman has tried to abduct two children and to extort an on-the-spot fine from a driver.But he can not extort blessings here.It's not as if there was a stash of notes that he could extort from Stone and take away with him.The terrorist groups have been extorting hundreds of millions of dollars.He sought to extort money by threatening to reveal secrets about his boss's private life.For years the gang extorted money from local storekeepers.The Mafia makes most of its money from prostitution and extorting money from small businesses.