wrung

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wrung

 (rŭng)
v.
Past tense and past participle of wring.

wrung

(rʌŋ)
vb
the past tense and past participle of wring

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]
Translations

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 ?
I was about to make some further observations, but he wrung my hand warmly and wished me good-bye.
She wrung her hands, and crushed her white hair, and returned to this cry over and over again.
Strange that Creation, designed expressly for Monseigneur, should be so soon wrung dry and squeezed out
Then the mother wrung her hands, sang and wept, and there were many songs, but yet many more tears; and then Night said, "Go to the right, into the dark pine forest; thither I saw Death take his way with thy little child
he almost shrieked, as he wrung his hands, 'won't anybody give me comfort
The words were wrung from him, and he did not know he had spoken.
In tearless silence he submitted to the pang that wrung him.
I went in and saw the surgeon labor awhile, but could not enjoy; it was much less trying to see the wounds given and received than to see them mended; the stir and turmoil, and the music of the steel, were wanting here--one's nerves were wrung by this grisly spectacle, whilst the duel's compensating pleasurable thrill was lacking.
I know that I can earn but little by my labours as a copyist; yet even of that little I am proud, for it has entailed WORK, and has wrung sweat from my brow.
It was that which rankled with Philip: he could not bear the humiliation of apologies, which were wrung from him by pain greater than he could bear.
They did not work for bosses, but spectacularly and magnificently, with their own might, grappled with the great world and wrung splendid living from its reluctant hands.
She saw his white, withered hands, saw them suddenly against the black background of the shrubbery, raised and wrung above his head.