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 wring wring

noun

  • a twisting squeeze  ( squeeze, wring )
    a twisting squeeze
     gave the wet cloth a wring
    gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb

  • () twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish  ( wrench, wring )
    twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
     Wring one's hand
    Wring one's hand
  • () twist and press out of shape  ( contort, deform, distort, wring )
    twist and press out of shape
  • twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid  ( wring )
    twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
     wring the towels
    wring the towels
  • obtain by coercion or intimidation  ( extort, rack, squeeze, wring, gouge )
    obtain by coercion or intimidation
     They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
    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
    They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him