|1.||[ verb ] twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish|
"Wring one's hand"
|Related terms:||twist disfigure wring_out contort|
|2.||[ verb ] twist and press out of shape|
|Synonyms:||deform distort contort|
|Related terms:||disfigure twist morph contortion tortuosity deformation|
|3.||[ verb ] obtain by coercion or intimidation|
|Synonyms:||gouge rack squeeze extort|
"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
|Related terms:||overcharge bleed swindler extortion|
|4.||[ verb ] twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid|
"wring the towels"
|Related terms:||squash contort squeeze|
|5.||[ noun ] a twisting squeeze|
: "gave the wet cloth a wring"