Associations to the word «Wring»

Wiktionary

WRING, verb. To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.
WRING, verb. To obtain by force.
WRING, verb. To hold tightly and press or twist.
WRING, verb. (intransitive) To writhe; to twist, as if in anguish.
WRING, verb. To kill an animal, usually poultry, by breaking its neck by twisting.
WRING, verb. To pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
WRING, verb. To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
WRING, verb. To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance.
WRING, verb. (nautical) To bend or strain out of its position.
WRING OUT, verb. To squeeze a wet material, either by twisting with one's hands, or by passing it through a wringer, to remove the water.
WRING OUT, verb. To force someone to give something, usually truth, or money.
WRING OUT, verb. (aviation) To push an aircraft to its performance limits; to push the envelope.

Dictionary definition

WRING, noun. A twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring".
WRING, verb. Twist and press out of shape.
WRING, verb. Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand".
WRING, verb. 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".
WRING, verb. Twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope