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wring

 (rĭng)
tr.v. wrung (rŭng), wring·ing, wrings
1.
a. To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out: wring out a wet towel.
b. To extract (liquid) by twisting or compressing. Often used with out: wrung the water out of my bathing suit.
2. To wrench or twist forcibly or painfully: wring the neck of a chicken.
3.
a. To clasp and twist or squeeze (one's hands), as in distress.
b. To clasp firmly and shake (another's hand), as in congratulation.
4. To cause distress to; affect with painful emotion: a tale that wrings the heart.
5. To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure: wrung the truth out of the recalcitrant witness.
n.
The act or an instance of wringing.

[Middle English wringen, from Old English wringan; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wring

(rɪŋ)
vb, wrings, wringing or wrung
1. (often foll by out) to twist and compress to squeeze (a liquid) from (cloth, etc)
2. (tr) to twist forcibly: wring its neck.
3. (tr) to clasp and twist (one's hands), esp in anguish
4. (tr) to distress: wring one's heart.
5. (tr) to grip (someone's hand) vigorously in greeting
6. (tr) to obtain by or as if by forceful means: wring information out of.
7. (intr) to writhe with or as if with pain
8. wringing wet soaking; drenched
n
an act or the process of wringing
[Old English wringan; related to Old High German ringan (German wringen), Gothic wrungō snare. See wrangle, wrong]

wring

(rɪŋ)

v. wrung, wring•ing, v.t.
1. 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.
v.i.
6. to writhe, as in anguish.
n.
7. a wringing; forcible twist or squeeze.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wringan, c. Old Saxon wringan]

wring


Past participle: wrung
Gerund: wringing

Imperative
wring
wring
Present
I wring
you wring
he/she/it wrings
we wring
you wring
they wring
Preterite
I wrung
you wrung
he/she/it wrung
we wrung
you wrung
they wrung
Present Continuous
I am wringing
you are wringing
he/she/it is wringing
we are wringing
you are wringing
they are wringing
Present Perfect
I have wrung
you have wrung
he/she/it has wrung
we have wrung
you have wrung
they have wrung
Past Continuous
I was wringing
you were wringing
he/she/it was wringing
we were wringing
you were wringing
they were wringing
Past Perfect
I had wrung
you had wrung
he/she/it had wrung
we had wrung
you had wrung
they had wrung
Future
I will wring
you will wring
he/she/it will wring
we will wring
you will wring
they will wring
Future Perfect
I will have wrung
you will have wrung
he/she/it will have wrung
we will have wrung
you will have wrung
they will have wrung
Future Continuous
I will be wringing
you will be wringing
he/she/it will be wringing
we will be wringing
you will be wringing
they will be wringing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wringing
you have been wringing
he/she/it has been wringing
we have been wringing
you have been wringing
they have been wringing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wringing
you will have been wringing
he/she/it will have been wringing
we will have been wringing
you will have been wringing
they will have been wringing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wringing
you had been wringing
he/she/it had been wringing
we had been wringing
you had been wringing
they had been wringing
Conditional
I would wring
you would wring
he/she/it would wring
we would wring
you would wring
they would wring
Past Conditional
I would have wrung
you would have wrung
he/she/it would have wrung
we would have wrung
you would have wrung
they would have wrung
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wring - a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Verb1.wring - twist and press out of shape
morph - change shape as via computer animation; "In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
wring, wrench - twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
2.wring - twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
contort, wring, deform, distort - twist and press out of shape
wring out, squeeze out - extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing; "wring out the washcloth"
3.wring - 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"
fleece, gazump, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, hook, pluck - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
bleed - get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"
4.wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
contort, wring, deform, distort - twist and press out of shape
mash, squash, squeeze, crush, squelch - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

wring

verb twist, force, squeeze, extract, screw, wrench, coerce, wrest, extort He hoped to put pressure on the British and wring concessions from them.

wring

verb
1. To alter the position of by a sharp, forcible twisting or turning movement:
2. To obtain by coercion or intimidation:
Slang: shake down.
Translations
يَعْصُريَلْوي يَدَيْه من الألَم
ždímat
vride
niskat nurinpuristaaväännellävääntää
kezét tördelikicsavar
núa hendurnarvinda, kreista
grąžytigręžimo mašinaišgręžti
izgrieztlauzīt
žmýkať
ožeti
oğuşturmaksıkmak

wring

[rɪŋ] (wrung (pt, pp))
A. VT
1. (also wring out) [+ clothes, washing] → escurrir
2. (= twist) → torcer, retorcer
I'll wring your neck for that!¡te voy a retorcer el pescuezo!
she wrung my handme dio un apretón de manos
to wring one's hands (in distress) → retorcerse las manos
3. (fig) eventually we wrung the truth out of themal final les sacamos la verdad
to wring money out of sbsacar dinero a algn
B. N to give the clothes a wringescurrir la ropa

wring

[ˈrɪŋ] [wrung] (pt, pp) vt
[+ bird's neck] → tordre
to wring one's hands (lit)se tordre les mains (fig)se tordre les mains de désespoir
to wring sb's neck → tordre le cou à qn
(also wring out) [+ wet clothes, towel] → essorer
(= obtain through pressure) to wring sth out of sb → arracher qch à qn

wring

vb: pret, ptp <wrung>
vt
(also wring out) clothes, wet rag etcauswringen, auswinden; to wring water out of clothes(nasse) Kleider auswringen or auswinden; “do not wring (on washing instructions) → nicht wringen
hands (in distress) → ringen; to wring a duck’s neckeiner Ente (dat)den Hals umdrehen; I could have wrung his neckich hätte ihm den Hals or den Kragen (inf)umdrehen können; he wrung my hander schüttelte mir (kräftig) die Hand; to wring somebody’s heartjdm in der Seele wehtun
(= extract) to wring something out of or from somebodyetw aus jdm herausquetschen, jdm etw abringen
n to give clothes a wringKleider auswringen or auswinden

wring

[rɪŋ] (wrung (pt, pp)) vt
a. (also wring out) (wet clothes) → strizzare
b. (twist) → torcere
I'll wring your neck! (fam) → ti torco il collo!
she wrung my hand → mi strinse forte la mano
to wring one's hands (fig) (in distress) → torcersi le mani
to wring sb's heart (fig) → stringere il cuore a qn
c. (also wring out) (confession, truth, money) → estorcere

wring

(riŋ) past tense, past participle wrung (raŋ) verb
1. to force (water) from (material) by twisting or by pressure. He wrung the water from his soaking-wet shirt.
2. to clasp and unclasp (one's hands) in desperation, fear etc.
ˈwringer noun
a machine for forcing water from wet clothes.
wringing wet
soaked through. The clothes are wringing wet; wringing-wet clothes.
References in classic literature ?
Queen of my tub, I merrily sing, While the white foam rises high, And sturdily wash and rinse and wring, And fasten the clothes to dry.
Then suddenly Teta Elzbieta broke the silence with a wail, and Marija began to wring her hands and sob, "Ai
Like his Master, he knew that, if he saved others, himself he could not save; nor could utmost extremity wring from him words, save of prayers and holy trust.
well, the look of him one might not bear at all, and so I turned away; but I knew I should never get his picture out of my mind again, and there it is to this day, to wring my heart- strings whenever I think of it.
Since Tom's harassed conscience had managed to drive him to the lawyer's house by night and wring a dread tale from lips that had been sealed with the dismalest and most formidable of oaths, Huck's confidence in the human race was well-nigh obliterated.
Lady Ingram thought it "le cas" to wring her hands: which she did accordingly.
Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; and wring out my kisses and tears: they'll blight you - they'll damn you.
Forgive me for being such a fool," she managed to wring out.
While this dialogue was proceeding, Cedric was endeavouring to wring out of those who guarded him an avowal of their character and purpose.
I'll wring his calf's head off his body with these hands, Dick
Then the colonel would wring his hands in despair,--despair that was new each day.
before long woman won't exist" (he took out the cotton-wool to arrange his ears): "she'll lose everything by rushing into sentiment; she'll wring her nerves; good-bye to all the good little pleasures of our time, desired without shame, accepted without nonsense.