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

"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
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"wring the towels"

Related terms: squash contort squeeze
5. [ noun ] a twisting squeeze
Synonyms: squeeze
Examples:

: "gave the wet cloth a wring"

Related terms: movement
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