wrung

[ ruhng ]
/ rʌŋ /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of wring.

OTHER WORDS FROM wrung

un·wrung, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wrung

rung wrung

Definition for wrung (2 of 2)

wring
[ ring ]
/ rɪŋ /

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.

Origin of wring

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

OTHER WORDS FROM wring

out·wring, 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 wrung (1 of 2)

wrung
/ (rʌŋ) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of wring

British Dictionary definitions for wrung (2 of 2)

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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