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Definition of Wring


  1. To twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe; to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing.
  2. Hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
  3. To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
  4. To extract or obtain by twisting and compressing; to squeeze or press (out); hence, to extort; to draw forth by violence, or against resistance or repugnance; -- usually with out or form.
  5. To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance.
  6. To bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast.
  7. To writhe; to twist, as with anguish.
  8. A writhing, as in anguish; a twisting; a griping.

Wring Quotations

Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
Gerard Manley Hopkins

No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge.
Lynn Abbey

By exercising your stomach muscles, you wring out the body, you don't catch colds, you don't get cancer, you don't get hernias. Do animals get hernias? Do animals go on diets?
Joseph Pilates

Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Zig Ziglar

Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds.
Anne Rice
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Wring Translations

wring in Dutch is afpersen, afdwingen, knevelen
wring in French is tords, tordons, tordez, tordent
wring in German is wringen, wringe, abbringen
wring in Swedish is vrida ur
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