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Verb: wring (wrung)  ring
  1. Twist and press out of shape
    - contort, deform, distort
     
  2. Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
    "Wring one's hand";
    - wrench
     
  3. Obtain by coercion or intimidation
    "They wrung money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss";
    - extort, squeeze, rack, gouge
     
  4. Twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
    "wring the towels"
Noun: wring  ring
  1. A twisting squeeze
    "gave the wet cloth a wring";
    - squeeze

Sounds like: rights, writes, rites, wrights

Derived forms: wrung, wringing, wrings

See also: wring out

Type of: crush, distort, fleece, gazump [Brit], hook, mash, motion, movement, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, squash, squeeze, squelch, surcharge, twine, twist

Encyclopedia: Wring