WREST, verb transitive [G., to wrest to snatch or pull, to burst, to tear.]
1. To twist or extort by violence; to pull or force from by violent wringing or twisting; as, to wrest an instrument from anothers hands.
2. To take or force from by violence. The enemy made a great effort, and wrested the victory from our hands.
But fate has wrested the confession from me.
3. To distort; to turn from truth or twist from its natural meaning by violence; to pervert.
WREST once the law to your authority.
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of the poor. Exodus 23:2.
Which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest as they do also the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 2 Peter 3:16.
1. Distortion; violent pulling and twisting; perversion.
2. Active or moving power. [Not used.]
3. An instrument to tune.