torture into

torture someone into something

to force someone to do something through the use of torture. (More severe than torment someone into something.) The agents threatened to torture me into telling the secrets, so I gave in immediately, of course. Max tried to torture the old prospector into telling where the gold was hidden.
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In particular, he supported transferring of torture into category of serious offenses, increasing of penalties for torture and the inadmissibility of using tortures by courts.
There is more to this issue, however, than whether or not the United States can fit torture into its national security scheme without offending its Constitution or its treaties.
Thus Bale transforms Askew's torture into an assault against Christ himself, which intensifies his claims that the Henrician authorities are instruments of the devil.