Definition of wring
- wring a towel dry
- wring water from a towel
- wring a confession from the suspect
- I could wring your neck
I wrung the towel and hung it up to dry.
I wrung my hair and wrapped it in a towel.
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: to twist and squeeze (wet cloth, hair, etc.) to remove water
: to get (something) out of someone or something with a lot of effort
: to twist and break (an animal's neck) in order to kill the animal
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