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tr.v. wrest·ed, wrest·ing, wrests
1. To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements: wrested the book out of his hands.
2. To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp: wrested the islands from the settlers; wrested power from the monarchy.
3. To gain or extract with persistent effort; wring: wrested concessions from their opponents.
n. Music
A small tuning key for the wrest pins of a stringed instrument.

[Middle English wresten, from Old English wrǣstan, to twist; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wrest′er n.
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Noun1.wrester - someone who obtains something by pulling it violently with twisting movements
puller - someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
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