WOTW: extract

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - extract

“Extract” is usually a verb, but there is a noun too with a slightly different meaning. Let’s find out what they are.


The verb “extract” means to remove, take out or obtain, with effort or force.


+ Coal is extracted from deep inside the earth to burn as fuel.

+ I had my bad tooth extracted.

+ Cocoa butter is extracted from shelled and ground cocoa beans to make chocolate.

+ Dyes in all the colours of the rainbow can be extracted from herbs.

+ She extracted a promise from him to stop drinking.

+ They extracted overpriced rents from the residents.

+ He extracted money from old people by threatening them.


The noun “extract” means a short passage taken from a book, film or piece of music.


+ Today, we will play several extracts from Beethoven’s Violin Concertos.

+ She read an extract from Shakespeare at the wedding.

+ The book quoted several extracts from Marx.

+ Below is an extract from a conversation between a teacher and student.


The pronunciation is / ɛkˈstrakt /.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。



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