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extort

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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extortex‧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]
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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.
From Longman Business Dictionaryextortex‧tort /ɪkˈstɔːt-ɔːrt/ verb [transitive]LAW to illegally force someone to give you money by threatening themextort money from/out of somebodySmith was arrested on suspicion of having extorted property and money from at least 18 clients.extortion noun [uncountable]He pled guilty to charges of extortion, fraud, tax evasion and obstruction of justice.extortioner noun [countable]extortionist noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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Verb table
extort
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyextort
he, she, itextorts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyextorted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave extorted
he, she, ithas extorted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad extorted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill extort
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have extorted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam extorting
he, she, itis extorting
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you, we, theyare extorting
Past
I, he, she, itwas extorting
you, we, theywere extorting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been extorting
he, she, ithas been extorting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been extorting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be extorting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been extorting
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