|1.||to secure (money, favours, etc) by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of influence or authority|
|2.||to obtain by importunate demands: the children extorted a promise of a trip to the zoo|
|3.||to overcharge for (something, esp interest on a loan)|
|[C16: from Latin extortus wrenched out, from extorquēre to wrest away, from torquēre to twist, wrench]|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
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