extort (something) from (someone or something)

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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.
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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.
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In airing the grievance of the OFW, Balladares accused the Philippine government of concocting "a new way to extort from us through the mandatory insurance''.
We feel the 'way for justice' has been hijacked by well known individuals, whose only intention is to humiliate us and above all, extort from us,' the directors said.
If someone ask for a bribe or extort from us, we have to inform the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission)," he said.
What will be done with all this money that the Government is attempting to extort from us, and will we be jailed if wedo not pay?
Now there are certain things we ask our local councils to do to justify the hundreds and thousands of pounds they extort from us in 'community charges'.