Definitions for Wringrɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wringrɪŋ(v.)wrung; wring•ing

  1. (v.t.)to twist forcibly:

    She wrung the chicken's neck.

  2. to twist or compress in order to force out water or other liquid (often fol. by out):

    to wring out a washcloth.

  3. to extract by or as if by twisting or compression:

    to wring a confession from a spy.

  4. to affect painfully by or as if by some contorting or compressing action.

  5. to clasp tightly, usu. with twisting:

    to wring one's hands in pain.

  6. (v.i.)to writhe, as in anguish.

  7. (n.)a wringing; forcible twist or squeeze.

Origin of wring:

bef. 900; ME; OE wringan, c. OS wringan

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wring(verb)ɪŋ

    to twist to make water come out

    He wrung out the shirt and hung it up.


  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

Translations for Wring

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to force (water) from (material) by twisting or by pressure

He wrung the water from his soaking-wet shirt.

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