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wring

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wring

  1. 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, extortRelated Words bleed, fleece, gouge, milk, skin, squeeze; cheat, gyp, racketeer, swindle; coerce, compel, force

  2. 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, ekeRelated Words acquire, attain, draw, earn, gain, land, obtain, procure, secure

  3. 3 to move by or as if by a forceful rotation <I'm so mad I could wring your neck> Synonyms twist, wrest, wrenchRelated Words draw, dredge (up), extract, jerk, lug, pluck, pull, tug, tweak, yank; jimmy, lever, pry; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, remove; shift, transfer, transpose

  4. 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, extract, yankRelated Words mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge





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