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Meaning & Definition of Wring in English

English

Wring

/rɪŋ/

noun

1. A twisting squeeze

  • "Gave the wet cloth a wring"
    synonym:
  • squeeze
  • ,
  • wring

verb

1. Twist and press out of shape

    synonym:
  • contort
  • ,
  • deform
  • ,
  • distort
  • ,
  • wring

2. Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

  • "Wring one's hand"
    synonym:
  • wring
  • ,
  • wrench

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • extort
  • ,
  • squeeze
  • ,
  • rack
  • ,
  • gouge
  • ,
  • wring

4. Twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

  • "Wring the towels"
    synonym:
  • wring

Examples of using

It was hard to resist the impulse to wring Tom's neck.
You can't wring any more money from me.