Found 3 items, similar to wring.
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n : a twisting squeeze; “gave the wet cloth a wring”
v 1: twist and press out of shape [syn: contort
2: twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; “Wring one's
3: obtain by coercion or intimidation; “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”
4: twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid;
“wring the towels”
English → English
, v. i.
To writhe; to twist, as with anguish.
'T is all men's office to speak patience
To those that wring under the load of sorrow. --Shak.
Look where the sister of the king of France
Sits wringing of her hands, and beats her breast.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrung
, Obs. Wringed
pr. & vb. n. Wringing
.] [OE. wringen, AS. wringan; akin to
LG. & D. wringen, OHG. ringan to struggle, G. ringen, Sw.
vr["a]nga to distort, Dan. vringle to twist. Cf. Wrangle
1. To twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence;
to writhe; to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes
in washing. “Earnestly wringing Waverley's hand.”
W. Scott. “Wring him by the nose.”
[His steed] so sweat that men might him wring.
The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.
The priest shall bring it [a dove] unto the altar,
and wring off his head. --Lev. i. 15.
2. Hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
Too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait
Didst thou taste but half the griefs
That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus
3. To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
How dare men thus wring the Scriptures? --Whitgift.
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.
Your overkindness doth wring tears from me. --Shak.
He rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the
fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the
fleece. --Judg. vi.
5. To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order
to enforce compliance.
To wring the widow from her 'customed right. --Shak.
The merchant adventures have been often wronged and
wringed to the quick. --Hayward.
6. (Naut.) To bend or strain out of its position; as, to
wring a mast.
A writhing, as in anguish; a twisting; a griping. [Obs.]