Definitions for wringrɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to twist forcibly:
She wrung the chicken's neck.
to twist or compress in order to force out water or other liquid (often fol. by out):
to wring out a washcloth.
to extract by or as if by twisting or compression:
to wring a confession from a spy.
to affect painfully by or as if by some contorting or compressing action.
to clasp tightly, usu. with twisting:
to wring one's hands in pain.
(v.i.)to writhe, as in anguish.
(n.)a wringing; forcible twist or squeeze.
Origin of wring:
bef. 900; ME; OE wringan, c. OS wringan
a twisting squeeze
"gave the wet cloth a wring"
contort, deform, distort, wring(verb)
twist and press out of shape
twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
"Wring one's hand"
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"
twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
"wring the towels"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to twist to make water come out
He wrung out the shirt and hung it up.
To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.
You must wring your wet jeans before hanging them out to dry.
To obtain by force.
The police said they would wring the truth out of that heinous criminal.
To hold tightly and press or twist.
to twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe; to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing
hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture
to distort; to pervert; to wrest
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
to subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance
to bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast
to writhe; to twist, as with anguish
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.
- wring, uitwringAfrikaans
- torcerPortuguese (BR)
- torcer, retorcerSpanish
- چلاندن؛ پیچاندنFarsi
- vääntää kuivaksiFinnish
- vinda, kreistaIcelandic
- 세게 비틀다Korean
- izgriezt (ūdeni)Latvian
- memerah; memulasMalay
- vri, presse (ut)Norwegian
- چلاندن؛ پیچاندنPersian
- نښتېحل، پېچل، تاوول: په زور لاس ته راوړلPashto
- a stoarceRomanian
- vrida (krama) urSwedish
- 擰乾Chinese (Trad.)
- віджимати, викручуватиUkrainian
- دبانا یا نچوڑناUrdu
- 拧干Chinese (Simp.)
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