wring


wring

verb

Definition of WRING

1
to get (as money) by the use of force or threats <that bill collector is willing to do anything to wring money out of deadbeats>
Synonyms exact, wrest, wring
2
to get with great difficulty <after years of trying to wring a decent profit out of the business, he is finally giving up>
Synonyms scrape (up or together), scrounge, squeeze, wrest, wring
3
to move by or as if by a forceful rotation <I'm so mad I could wring your neck>
Synonyms twist, wrest, wring
4
to draw out by force or with effort <willing to use torture if necessary in order to wring the information out of the terrorist>
Synonyms corkscrew, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yank
Related Words mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdraw

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