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wring

wring

 
 
pronunciation:
rIng
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wrings, wringing, wrung
definition 1: to twist and squeeze tightly.
Please wring the wet towel over the sink.
similar words:
compress, press, squeeze, twist
definition 2: to press or force out by or as though by this means.
We wrung the water out of our wet bathing suits.She wrung the truth out of him.
similar words:
exact, press, squeeze, tear, wrench, wrest
definition 3: to press and squeeze together because of feeling nervous or troubled.
She wrung her hands as she waited for news of her sick child.
similar words:
clasp, squeeze, twist
Homophone Note
The words wring and ring sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: wring +
  • wringer:
    a machine that wrings wet clothes in order to squeeze the water out of them.
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