Definition of Wring in English :

Define Wring in English

Wring meaning in English

Meaning of Wring in English

Pronunciation of Wring in English

Wring pronunciation in English

Pronounce Wring in English


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1. squeeze, wring

a twisting squeeze

Example Sentences:
'gave the wet cloth a wring'


2. contort, deform, distort, wring

twist and press out of shape

3. wrench, wring

twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

Example Sentences:
'Wring one's hand'

4. extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring

obtain by coercion or intimidation

Example Sentences:
'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'

5. wring

twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

Example Sentences:
'wring the towels'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: wrings, wringing or wrung
1. (often foll by out)
to twist and compress to squeeze (a liquid) from (cloth, etc)
2. (transitive)
to twist forcibly
wring its neck
3. (transitive)
to clasp and twist (one's hands), esp in anguish
4. (transitive)
to distress
wring one's heart
5. (transitive)
to grip (someone's hand) vigorously in greeting
6. (transitive)
to obtain by or as if by forceful means
wring information out of
7. (intransitive)
to writhe with or as if with pain
8.  wringing wet
an act or the process of wringing

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verb transitiveWord forms: wrung or Rarewringed, ˈwringing
to squeeze, press, twist, or compress, esp. so as to force out water or other liquid
to force out (water or other liquid) by this means, as from wet clothes
usually with out
to clasp and twist (the hands) together as an expression of distress
to clasp (another's hand) forcefully in greeting
to wrench or twist forcibly
to get or extract by force, threats, persistence, etc.; extort
to afflict with anguish, distress, pity, etc.
a story to wring one's heart
verb intransitive
to writhe, squirm, or twist with force or great effort
the action of wringing or twisting

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. wrung (rŭng), wring·ing, wrings
a. To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out: wring out a wet towel.
b. To extract (liquid) by twisting or compressing. Often used with out: wrung the water out of my bathing suit.
2. To wrench or twist forcibly or painfully: wring the neck of a chicken.
a. To clasp and twist or squeeze (one's hands), as in distress.
b. To clasp firmly and shake (another's hand), as in congratulation.
4. To cause distress to; affect with painful emotion: a tale that wrings the heart.
5. To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure: wrung the truth out of the recalcitrant witness.
The act or an instance of wringing.

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