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wring

noun (n)

  • a twisting squeeze (noun.event)
    Synonym: squeeze
    Example:
    Gave the wet cloth a wring.
    source: wordnet30
  • A writhing, as in anguish; a twisting; a griping. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • twist and press out of shape (verb.contact)
    Synonym: contort, deform, distort
    source: wordnet30
  • twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish (verb.contact)
    Synonym: wrench
    Example:
    Wring one's hand.
    source: wordnet30
  • obtain by coercion or intimidation (verb.possession)
    Synonym: extort, gouge, rack, squeeze
    source: wordnet30
  • twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Wring the towels.
    source: wordnet30
  • To twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe; to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To writhe; to twist, as with anguish. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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