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wring

[ ring ]
/ r瑟艐 /
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verb (used with object), wrung, wring路ing.
verb (used without object), wrung, wring路ing.
to perform the action of wringing something.
to writhe, as in anguish.
noun
a wringing; forcible twist or squeeze.
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Origin of wring

before 900; Middle English wringen,Old English wringan; cognate with German ringen to wrestle

OTHER WORDS FROM wring

outwring, verb (used with object), out路wrung, out路wring路ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wring

ring, wring
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British Dictionary definitions for wring

wring
/ (r瑟艐) /

verb wrings, wringing or wrung
noun
an act or the process of wringing

Word Origin for wring

Old English wringan; related to Old High German ringan (German wringen), Gothic wrung艒 snare. See wrangle, wrong
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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