Wringer meaning

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One that wrings, especially a device in which laundry is pressed between rollers to extract water.
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A person or thing that wrings.
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A machine or device for squeezing out water or other liquid, esp. one fitted with opposed rollers to squeeze the water from wet clothes.
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A device for drying laundry consisting of two rollers between which the wet laundry is squeezed (wrung); a mangle.
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put (someone) through the wringer
  • To subject to a severe trial or ordeal.
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put someone through the wringer
  • To subject someone to a painful or trying experience, as a harsh interrogation.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

put (someone) through the wringer
put someone through the wringer

Origin of wringer

  • wring +"Ž -er

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