Definition for wrung (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), wrung, wring·ing.
verb (used without object), wrung, wring·ing.
Origin of wring
Examples from the Web for wrung
To wring all that can be wrung from metaphor, note what our elected and appointed officials are not dressed as.
Almost every “fact” is wrung through an ideological thresher and pulverized.
Pundits have wrung their hands over the consequences of the leaks.Obamacare Leaks Show Supreme Court’s Slow Move to the 21st Century|Daniel Stone|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I wrung my hands about this until the other day, when a now-infamous SAT question hit the Web.Why the SAT's Reality TV Question is Good for Kids|Kyle Spencer|March 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In both stories by these authors from Spain, sex is wrung of joy or even sweet mystery.
Not a word of information was wrung from them, no murmur of complaint crossed their lips.The Petticoat Commando|Johanna Brandt
He rose and wrung my hand, then without a word sank back into his chair and buried his face in his hands.A Fortnight of Folly|Maurice Thompson
McPherson wrung his hand, without speaking, and strode noisily out.The Return of Peter Grimm|David Belasco
I sent my love a parcelIn the days when we were young, Or e'er by care and troubleOur heart-strings had been wrung.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
The girls congratulated her, wrung her hand, cried, “Well done!”A College Girl|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for wrung (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for wrung (2 of 2)
verb wrings, wringing or wrung
Word Origin for wring
Word Origin and History for wrung
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).