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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Wrest (0.01594 detik)
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v : obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also
metaphorically; “wrest the knife from his hands”
a meaning from the old text”
; “wrest power from the old
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrested
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. wresten, AS. wr?stan; akin to wr?? a
twisted band, and wr[=i]?n to twist. See Writhe
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.”
Our country's cause,
That drew our swords, now secret wrests them from
our hand. --Addison.
They instantly wrested the government out of the
hands of Hastings. --Macaulay.
2. To turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper
use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort.
Wrest once the law to your authority. --Shak.
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor. --Ex.
Their arts of wresting, corrupting, and false
interpreting the holy text. --South.
3. To tune with a wrest, or key. [Obs.]
1. The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence,
distortion; perversion. --Hooker.
2. Active or moving power. [Obs.] --Spenser.
3. A key to tune a stringed instrument of music.
The minstrel . . . wore round his neck a silver
chain, by which hung the wrest, or key, with which
he tuned his harp. --Sir W.
4. A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the
buckets is determined.
(Piano Manuf.), one of the pins around which the
ends of the wires are wound in a piano. --Knight.
(Piano Manuf.), the part in which the wrest
pins are inserted.