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Drest vs. Wrest

Difference Between Drest and Wrest

Drest

obsolete form of dressed
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Wrest

forcibly pull (something) from a person's grasp
Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold
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Drest

of Dress.
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Wrest

distort the meaning or interpretation of (something) to suit one's own interests or views
you appear convinced of my guilt, and wrest every reply I have made
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Wrest

a key for tuning a harp or piano.
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Wrest

To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements
wrested the book out of his hands.
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Wrest

To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp
wrested the islands from the settlers.
wrested power from the monarchy.
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Wrest

To gain or extract with persistent effort; wring
wrested concessions from their opponents.
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Wrest

A small tuning key for the wrest pins of a stringed instrument.
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Wrest

(transitive) To pull or twist violently.
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Wrest

(transitive) To obtain by pulling or violent force.
He wrested the remote control from my grasp and changed the channel.
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Wrest

To seize.
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Wrest

To distort, to pervert, to twist.
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Wrest

To tune with a wrest, or key.
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Wrest

The act of wresting; a wrench or twist; distortion.
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Wrest

(music) A key to tune a stringed instrument.
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Wrest

(obsolete) Active or motive power.
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Wrest

; a saw set.
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Wrest

A partition in a water wheel by which the form of the buckets is determined.
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Wrest

A metal (formerly wooden) piece of some ploughs attached under the mouldboard (the curved blade that turns over the furrow) for clearing out the furrow; the mouldboard itself.
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Wrest

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.
Our country's cause,That drew our swords, now secret wrests them from our hand.
They instantly wrested the government out of the hands of Hastings.
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Wrest

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.
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor.
Their arts of wresting, corrupting, and false interpreting the holy text.
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Wrest

To tune with a wrest, or key.
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Wrest

The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence, distortion; perversion.
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Wrest

Active or moving power.
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Wrest

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.
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Wrest

A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the buckets is determined.
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Wrest

obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically;
wrest the knife from his hands
wrest a meaning from the old text
wrest power from the old government
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