[ US /ˈɹɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɪŋ/ ]
  1. a twisting squeeze
    gave the wet cloth a wring
  1. 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
  2. twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
    wring the towels
  3. twist and press out of shape
  4. twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
    Wring one's hand
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How To Use wring In A Sentence

  • I would probably wring his neck. Times, Sunday Times
  • The answer to so much casual destruction is to stop hand-wringing and rebrand traditional media, including journalism. Time For A Slow-Word Movement
  • The was a light knock on the door and Sister Nicci stood wringing out Cassandra's hair and shaking her hands then opened the door.
  • Bowring studied art history and has always been a dealer in art.
  • He probably feels like wringing critics' necks though. Times, Sunday Times
  • EDITOR: A generic handwringer of an article from the Telegraph The Weekender: Education cuts, lies, spin, Scotland invaded by Border Police, more expensesgate! Oh the fun!
  • Deep inside they know that all of this hand-wringing is merely for the cameras … Cheney Must Be Very Angry « Antiwar.com Blog
  • Brother Jonathan," then just published by Blackwood in three large volumes, was read to him every night for weeks, and greatly to his satisfaction, as I then understood; though it seems by what Dr. Bowring -- I beg his pardon, Sir John Bowring -- says on the subject, that the "white-haired sage" was wide enough awake, on the whole, to form a pretty fair estimate of its unnaturalness and extravagance: being himself a great admirer of Richardson's ten-volume stories, like The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865
  • These two shows, a few months apart, displayed the tactile and abstract effects she wrings from such small-scale marks.
  • Instead of wringing his hands, shouldn't he be finding out where the van came from?
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