Definition of

Wring

  1. (noun, event) a twisting squeeze
  2. (verb, contact) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
  3. (verb, contact) twist and press out of shape
  4. (verb, contact) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
  5. (verb, possession) obtain by coercion or intimidation
    They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

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Alternate forms of Wring

Derivations: wring, wringer

Hyponyms: bleed, morph

Hypernyms: crush, distort, fleece, gazump, hook, mash, motion, movement, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, squash, squeeze, squelch, surcharge, twine, twist

Origin of the word Wring

  1. O.E. wringan "press, strain, wring, twist" (class III strong verb; past tense wrang, pp. wrungen), from P.Gmc. *wrenganan (cf. O.E. wringen "to wring, press out," O.Fris. wringa, M.Du. wringhen, Du. wringen "to wring," O.H.G. ringan "to move to and fro, to twist," Ger. ringen "to wrestle"), from PIE *wreng… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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