verb (used with object)
to compel (something) of a person or thing:
Her wit and intelligence extorted their admiration.
to secure (money, favours, etc) by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of influence or authority
to obtain by importunate demands: the children extorted a promise of a trip to the zoo
to overcharge for (something, esp interest on a loan)
1520s (as a past participle adj. from early 15c.), from Latin extortus, past participle of extorquere (see extortion). Related: Extorted; extorting.
[ek-struh] /ˈɛk strə/ adjective 1. beyond or more than what is usual, expected, or necessary; additional: an extra copy of a newspaper; an extra charge. 2. larger or better than what is usual: an extra binding. noun 3. something extra or additional: the little amenities and extras that make life pleasant. 4. an additional expense. […]
[ek-struh-at-muh s-fer-ik, -feer-] /ˌɛk strəˌæt məsˈfɛr ɪk, -ˈfɪər-/ adjective 1. outside the earth’s atmosphere.
- Extra-base hit
[ek-struh-beys] /ˈɛk strəˈbeɪs/ noun, Baseball. 1. a base hit that enables a batter to reach more than one base safely, as a two-base hit, three-base hit, or home run.
[ek-struh-bohld] /ˈɛk strəˈboʊld/ Printing. noun 1. unusually heavy boldface type. adjective 2. in extrabold.