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#1 2006-08-22 18:59:54

dalke
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Registered: 2006-08-20
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wrestle vs. wrest

“wrestled control” has about 14,300 hits in Google

Top 3 hits:

The problem now is that the uber-geeks have wrestled control of this standard

On a daily basis, a close below 9380 on heavy volume will be a signal that the bears have wrestled control of the market away from the bulls

But Lesis, daughter of Ferellis, was as strong in nature as in name, and soon wrestled control of her senses

“wrested control” about 83,000 hits in Google

Papua has had an unhappy histroy since Indonesia “wrested” control from …

Thousands of years before Christians, Muslims, and Jews became locked in dispute over the Middle East, humans wrested control of the region from its true …

Sechin recently wrested control of Russia’s notoriously corrupt Customs away from Gref and his technocrats

“wrest” is defined as “To obtain by or as if by pulling with violent twisting movements”, “To usurp forcefully”, “obtain by seizing forcibly or violently”. It and “wrestle” come from the same roots.

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