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wring

[ ring ]
/ rɪŋ /
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verb (used with object), wrung, wring·ing.
verb (used without object), wrung, wring·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·wrung, out·wring·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wring

ring, wring
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British Dictionary definitions for wring

wring
/ (rɪŋ) /

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 wrungō snare. See wrangle, wrong
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