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Past tense for to obtain money or favours by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
“This morning the proprietors instructed a senior Bulawayo lawyer to respond to the police's attempt to extort money in this way.”
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Past tense for to take or seize off an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity
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