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.