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Definition 1: a twisting squeeze - [noun denoting event]

Samples where wring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave the wet cloth a wring

Synonyms for wring in the sense of this definition

(wring is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition 2: twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish - [verb of contact]

Samples where wring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Wring one's hand

Synonyms for wring in the sense of this definition

(wring is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(wring has a similar meaning as ...) twist and press out of shape

Definition 3: twist and press out of shape - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for wring in the sense of this definition

(wring is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(... is a kind of wring ) change shape as via computer animation

"In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"

(wring has a similar meaning as ...) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

"Wring one's hand"

(wring has a similar meaning as ...) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

"wring the towels"

Definition 4: twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid - [verb of contact]

Samples where wring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wring the towels

(wring is a kind of ...) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"

(wring has a similar meaning as ...) twist and press out of shape

Definition 5: obtain by coercion or intimidation - [verb of possession]

Samples where wring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for wring in the sense of this definition

(wring is a kind of ...) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

(... is a kind of wring ) get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

"They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

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