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Spanish Word of the Day: Extorsionar

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Extorsionar

Actividades delictivas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/10/2012
Word: Extorsionar
(ex – tor-sio-NAR) Verbo transitivo
English: To extort
Etymology: Del latín extorsionem
Meaning: 1. tr. Usurpar, arrebatar algo a alguien utilizando la amenaza respaldada por la violencia.2. tr. Causar trastorno, daño o perjuicio.
Topic:Actividades delictivas
Example:

ocurrió extorsionar al padre, que era un hombre inmaculado, un pilar de la sociedad,…” Rodolfo Walsh, “En defensa propia”, Cuentos para tahures y otros relatos policiales ,

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