1. [ verb ] twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Synonyms: wrench

"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
Synonyms: squeeze

: "gave the wet cloth a wring"

Related terms: movement
Similar spelling:   wringer