extort


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to extort: extortionists

extort (something) from (someone or something)

To obtain something from someone or something through coercive means. I thought he was my friend, but here he is, trying to extort money from me through blackmail.
See also: extort

extort something from someone or something

to steal something from someone by coercion; to force someone to give something by making threats. The crook was trying to extort a lot of money from the widow by selling her a worthless insurance policy. The authorities caught the accounting firm trying to extort a great deal of money from the bank.
See also: extort
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: It was used as a front to cheat and extort money from foreign nationals
MEN chatting and befriending women on dating or social networking websites are potential honey- trap victims as gangs operating in Delhi are on the hunt for young professionals to extort money after blackmailing them.
In what appears to be the latest scheme to fund its global terrorism campaign, the Islamic State's branch of militants in India planned to extort movie stars there, the Indian Express (http://indianexpress.
Businessman Reynaldo Orense told the police that the suspects tried to extort P100,000 from him in exchange for the non-airing of an interview with two 17-year-old boys who allegedly suffered abuses while working for him.
Peshawar: Police in Pakistan have arrested a schoolgirl for trying to extort money from wealthy men by pretending she was linked to Taliban militants, officers said on Tuesday.
A BUSINESSMAN yesterday blamed dissident republican thugs for burning his car in a bid to extort money.
She said: "I am not the girl that came out and was al legedly trying to extort him.
Rashid, who is a member of Crime Action Society, got printed national emblem on his visiting cards and he allegedly used it to extort money from people by promising that he would help them.
Ronald, 53, of Upholland, Skelmersdale; Robert Graham, 57, of Ormskirk; and John Doyle, 61, of Ormskirk, all Lancashire; solicitor Calum Jones, 45, of Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, and solicitor David Boyce, 63, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, deny conspiring to extort pounds 4.
The details emerged on the second day of the trial of five men accused of plotting to extort pounds 4.
Summary: A mistrial has been declared in the case of two people accused of trying to extort money from Hollywood actor John Travolta.
Tehran Deputy Prosecutor Hassan Haddad announced Saturday, "Security agents have recently arrested a group of six reporters who used sports journalism as a tool to extort money from soccer players as well as sports clubs.
A paramedic has been charged in connection with a plot to extort $25 million from Hollywood star John Travolta after the death of the actor's son, a senior police official announced.
POLICE in the Bahamas have arrested three people, including the former tourism minister, in connection with a plot to extort money from actor John Travolta after the death of his son.
In fact, it is hard not to feel that the new system, which cuts the confusing range of prices to three, is just a wheeze to extort still more from already over-pressed travellers.