"extorted" in the verb sense
obtain through intimidation
2. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring
obtain by coercion or intimidation
"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"
"They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
3. extort, wring from
get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
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