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Definition of Wring

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

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

I've always considered myself a workaholic... The way I work, I have to turn myself upside down and hang myself by my ankles and wring myself out like a wet sweater, and I have to do that with other people, too, because I think that's where something good comes out.
Josh Homme

The fact is that all of us have only one personality, and we wring it out like a dishtowel. You are what you are.
S. J. Perelman
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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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