Definition of "extorts" [extorts]

  • (verb) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of extort.

Use "extorts" in a sentence

  • "Maracci (Alcoran, tom.i. part ii.p. 14, tom.ii.p. 823) ascribes the miracle to the devil, and extorts from the Mahometans the confession, that God would not have defended against the Christians the idols of the"
  • "Last year, several businesses filed lawsuits against Yelp, claiming that the company extorts businesses into advertising by lowering their ratings on the site if they don't advertise."
  • "Boardwalk holds up in episode 2, taking us to Chicago (great work from Stephen Graham as the young, volatile Al Capone) and New York (with Michael Stuhlbarg's quietly sinister Arnold Rothstein) and back again to Atlantic City, where Nucky extorts hotheaded Jimmy for $3000 in payback for the whiskey heist — meaning the boy has to take back the necklace he gave his showgirl mom Gretchen Mol."

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