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"
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
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
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.]
The numerical value of wring in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of wring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's the summer doldrums, so there are few bulls around, technically we're oversold, we're due for at least the odd dead-cat bounce ... but I suspect this has got to wring itself out.
It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil.
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Translations for wring
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- wringen, auswringenGerman
- exprimir, retorcer, escurrirSpanish
- puristaa, väännellä, niskat nurin, vääntääFinnish
- snìomhScottish Gaelic
- remas, perasIndonesian
- wringen, uitwringen, afpersenDutch
- torcer, arrancarPortuguese
- вы́жать, сжима́ть, сжать, выжима́ть, вымога́ть, выкру́чивать, вы́крутитьRussian
- исциједити, iscijeditiSerbo-Croatian
- vrida urSwedish
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