outwrest

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From out- +‎ wrest.

VerbEdit

outwrest (third-person singular simple present outwrests, present participle outwresting, simple past and past participle outwrested)

  1. (rare) To pull out forcibly; to yank out.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iv:
      my engreeued mind could find no rest, / Till that the truth thereof I did outwrest [...].
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