Visit the forum if you have a language query!

wring

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again—this is the brave and happy life.
J.E Buckrose
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Etymology

Old English wringan

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to wring

Third person singular
wrings

Simple past
wrang or wrung

Past participle
wrung

Present participle
wringing

to wring (third-person singular simple present wrings, present participle wringing, simple past wrang or wrung, past participle wrung)
  1. To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.
    You must wring your wet jeans before hanging them out to dry.
  2. To obtain by force.
    The police said they would wring the truth out of that heinous criminal.
  3. To hold tightly and press or twist.
    Some of the patients waiting in the dentist's office were wringing their hands nervously.
    He said he'd wring my neck if I told his girl friend.

Translations

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

References

  • "wring" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

wring” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE