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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.
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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