verb (used with object), wrung, wring·ing.
verb (used without object), wrung, wring·ing.
Origin of wring
Examples from the Web for wringing
Some artists were just happy to have their music out [but] the labels were just wringing their hands.15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry|Alex Suskind|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He says the worst of it is in his neck, which on good days feels like someone is grabbing it rather than wringing it.15 Rounds and Still Talking: Lt. Brian Murphy’s Story of the Oak Creek Massacre|Simran Jeet Singh|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pundits are wringing their hands over the leaks emerging on how the Supreme Court decided Obamacare.Obamacare Leaks Show Supreme Court’s Slow Move to the 21st Century|Daniel Stone|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With a looming humanitarian disaster in Libya, Western nations are wringing their hands over what to do.
The wringing of his hands, the dropping of his ice cream into his lap.
On wringing out of the second liquor, immediately plunge each piece into cold spring water for rinsing.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
Then the boy, wringing my hand again, walked away without another word.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man|Marie Conway Oemler
Wringing is made easier if the wringer has wide hems into which sticks such as pieces of broom handles are inserted.
Here I sprang from my chair and rushed to the window for a breath of air, wringing my hands in speechless distress.A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
The supplicant, sobbing and wringing her hands, stood awhile silent.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for wringing
verb wrings, wringing or wrung
Word Origin for wring
Word Origin and History for wringing
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).