Definitions for Wringrɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squeeze, wring(verb)

    a twisting squeeze

    "gave the wet cloth a wring"

  2. contort, deform, distort, wring(verb)

    twist and press out of shape

  3. wring, wrench(verb)

    twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

    "Wring one's hand"

  4. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring(verb)

    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"

  5. wring(verb)

    twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

    "wring the towels"

Wiktionary

  1. wring(Verb)

    To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.

    You must wring your wet jeans before hanging them out to dry.

  2. wring(Verb)

    To obtain by force.

    The police said they would wring the truth out of that heinous criminal.

  3. wring(Verb)

    To hold tightly and press or twist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wring(verb)

    to twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe; to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing

  2. Wring(verb)

    hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture

  3. Wring(verb)

    to distort; to pervert; to wrest

  4. Wring(verb)

    to extract or obtain by twisting and compressing; to squeeze or press (out); hence, to extort; to draw forth by violence, or against resistance or repugnance; -- usually with out or form

  5. Wring(verb)

    to subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance

  6. Wring(verb)

    to bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast

  7. Wring(verb)

    to writhe; to twist, as with anguish

  8. Wring(noun)

    a writhing, as in anguish; a twisting; a griping

  9. Origin: [OE. wringen, AS. wringan; akin to LG. & D. wringen, OHG. ringan to struggle, G. ringen, Sw. vrnga to distort, Dan. vringle to twist. Cf. Wrangle, Wrench, Wrong.]


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