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WRING, v.t. pret. and pp. wringed and wrung. The latter is chiefly used.

1. To twist; to turn and strain with violence; as, to wring clothes in washing.

2. To squeeze; to press; to force by twisting; as, to wring water out of a wet garment.

3. To writhe; as, to wring the body in pain.

4. TO pinch.

The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.

If he had not been too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune--

5. To distress; to press with pain.

Didst thou taste but half the griefs, that wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.

6. To distort; to pervert.

How dare these men thus wring the Scriptures?

7. To persecute with extortion.

These merchant adventurers have been often wronged and wringed to the quick.

8. To bend or strain out of its positions, as, to wring a mast.

To wring off, to force off or separate by wringing; as, to wring off the head of a fowl.

To wring out,

1. To force out; to squeeze out by twisting; as, to wring out dew or water. Judges 6.

2. To free from a liquor by wringing; as, to wring out clothes.

To wring from, to force from by violence; to extort; as revenues wrung from the poor; to wring from one his rights; to wring a secret from one.

WRING, v.i. To writhe; to twist; as with anguish.

WRING, n. Action of anguish.




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WRING, v.t. pret. and pp. wringed and wrung. The latter is chiefly used.

1. To twist; to turn and strain with violence; as, to wring clothes in washing.

2. To squeeze; to press; to force by twisting; as, to wring water out of a wet garment.

3. To writhe; as, to wring the body in pain.

4. TO pinch.

The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.

If he had not been too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune--

5. To distress; to press with pain.

Didst thou taste but half the griefs, that wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.

6. To distort; to pervert.

How dare these men thus wring the Scriptures?

7. To persecute with extortion.

These merchant adventurers have been often wronged and wringed to the quick.

8. To bend or strain out of its positions, as, to wring a mast.

To wring off, to force off or separate by wringing; as, to wring off the head of a fowl.

To wring out,

1. To force out; to squeeze out by twisting; as, to wring out dew or water. Judges 6.

2. To free from a liquor by wringing; as, to wring out clothes.

To wring from, to force from by violence; to extort; as revenues wrung from the poor; to wring from one his rights; to wring a secret from one.

WRING, v.i. To writhe; to twist; as with anguish.

WRING, n. Action of anguish.


WRING, n.

Action of anguish. – Hall.


WRING, v.i.

To writhe; to twist; as with anguish. – Shak.


WRING, v.t. [pret. and pp. wringed and wrung. The latter is chiefly used. Sax. wringan; G. ringen; D. wringen; Dan. vrænger; Sw. vränga; Dan. ringer. The sense is to strain.]

  1. To twist; to turn and strain with violence; as, to wring clothes in washing.
  2. To squeeze; to press; to force by twisting; as, to wring water out of a wet garment.
  3. To writhe; as, to wring the body in pain.
  4. To pinch. The king began to find where his shoe did wring him. [Obs.] – Bacon. If he had not been too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune. [Obs.] – Clarendon.
  5. To distress; to press with pain. Didst thou taste but half the griefs / That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly. – Addison.
  6. To distort; to pervert. How dare these men thus wring the Scriptures? – Whitgifte.
  7. To persecute with extortion. These merchant adventurers have been often wronged and wringed to the quick. – Hayward.
  8. To bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast. – Mar. Dict. To wring off, to force off or separate by wringing; as, to wring of the head of a fowl. To wring out, to force out; to squeeze out by twisting; as, to wring out dew or water. – Judges vi. #2. To free from a liquor by wringing; as, to wring out clothes. To wring from, to force from by violence; to extort; as revenues wrung from the poor; to wring from one his rights; to wring a secret from one.

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.

    "Earnestly wringing Waverley's hand." Sir W. Scott. "Wring him by the nose." Shak.

    [His steed] so sweat that men might him wring. Chaucer.

    The king began to find where his shoe did wring him. Bacon.

    The priest shall bring it [a dove] unto the altar, and wring off his head. Lev. i. 15.

  2. 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.
    Marlowe.

  3. A writhing, as in anguish; a twisting; a griping.

    [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
  4. Hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.

    Too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune. Clarendon.

    Didst thou taste but half the griefs
    That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.
    Addison.

  5. To distort; to pervert; to wrest.

    How dare men thus wring the Scriptures? Whitgift.

  6. 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. 38.

  7. 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.

  8. To bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast.
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Wring

WRING, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive wringed and wrung. The latter is chiefly used.

1. To twist; to turn and strain with violence; as, to wring clothes in washing.

2. To squeeze; to press; to force by twisting; as, to wring water out of a wet garment.

3. To writhe; as, to wring the body in pain.

4. TO pinch.

The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.

If he had not been too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune--

5. To distress; to press with pain.

Didst thou taste but half the griefs, that wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.

6. To distort; to pervert.

How dare these men thus wring the Scriptures?

7. To persecute with extortion.

These merchant adventurers have been often wronged and wringed to the quick.

8. To bend or strain out of its positions, as, to wring a mast.

To wring off, to force off or separate by wringing; as, to wring off the head of a fowl.

To wring out,

1. To force out; to squeeze out by twisting; as, to wring out dew or water. Judges 6:38.

2. To free from a liquor by wringing; as, to wring out clothes.

To wring from, to force from by violence; to extort; as revenues wrung from the poor; to wring from one his rights; to wring a secret from one.

WRING, verb intransitive To writhe; to twist; as with anguish.

WRING, noun Action of anguish.

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