verb (used with object), wrung, wring·ing.
verb (used without object), wrung, wring·ing.
Origin of wring
Examples from the Web for wring
Some things never change as we wring out the old year and ring in the new one.
To wring all that can be wrung from metaphor, note what our elected and appointed officials are not dressed as.
This makes what Obama and John Kerry manage to wring out of the Russians in the next two days absolutely crucial.
It could find other ways to wring costs of its operations, like using less packaging or electricity.
Now Brooks spoke of a death so horrific as to wring tears from a man who has seen gun death after gun death after gun death.Jonylah Watkins, Gunned Down in Chicago, Was a ‘Happy Baby’|Michael Daly|March 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He turned from them once more; they went away in a dejection to wring our compassion, and we thought the matter ended at last.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
Help me to wring one drop of vengeance on this side of the grave.Romola|George Eliot
If there are nets about this tree, I will wring your neck for the false songster that you are.Sir Mortimer|Mary Johnston
She may tear her hair, wring her hands, laugh or weep immoderately, and finally swoon.Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia|Isaac G. Briggs
He will make your life a torment to you and clip every ring of gold that at length you wring out of his grip.Moon of Israel|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for wring
verb wrings, wringing or wrung
Word Origin for wring
Word Origin and History for wring
Old English wringan "press, strain, wring, twist" (class III strong verb; past tense wrang, past participle wrungen), from Proto-Germanic *wrenganan (cf. Old English wringen "to wring, press out," Old Frisian wringa, Middle Dutch wringhen, Dutch wringen "to wring," Old High German ringan "to move to and fro, to twist," German ringen "to wrestle"), from PIE *wrengh- "to turn," nasalized variant of *wergh- "to turn," from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus).