What does Wring mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Wring.

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"


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wring

    ring, v.t. to twist: to force, or force out, by twisting: to force or compress: to pain: to extort: to bend out of its position.—v.i. to writhe: to twist:—pa.t. and pa.p. wrung, (B.) wringed.—ns. Wring′-bolt, a bolt with a ring or eye, used to secure a ship's planks against the frame till they are permanently fixed in place; Wring′er, one who wrings: a machine for forcing water from wet clothes—also Wring′ing-machine′.—adj. Wring′ing-wet, so wet that water can be wrung out.—n.pl. Wring′-staves, strong pieces of wood used in applying wring-bolts.—Wring from, to extort; Wring off, to force off by wringing; Wring out, to squeeze out by twisting; Wring the hands, to manifest grief by convulsive clasping of the hands. [A.S. wringan, to twist; Dut. wringen, Ger. ringen. Cf. Wreak, Wry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wring in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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