- Present participle of wring.
- The act by which something is wrung.
Variant of wring
transitive verbwrung or Rarewringed, wringing
- to squeeze, press, twist, or compress, esp. so as to force out water or other liquid
- to force out (water or other liquid) by this means, as from wet clothes: usually with out
- to clasp and twist (the hands) together as an expression of distress
- to clasp (another's hand) forcefully in greeting
- to wrench or twist forcibly
- to get or extract by force, threats, persistence, etc.; extort
- to afflict with anguish, distress, pity, etc.: a story to wring one's heart
Origin of wringMiddle English wringen ; from Old English wringan, to press, compress, strain, akin to German ringen, to struggle, wrestle ; from Indo-European an unverified form wreng- ; from base an unverified form wer-, to turn, bend from source worm
to writhe, squirm, or twist with force or great effort
the action of wringing or twisting