wring one's hands

Definition of wring one's hands

  1. :  to twist and rub one's hands together because one is nervous or upset wringing her hands while waiting for her son to call

Word by Word Definitions

wringplay
  1. :  to squeeze or twist especially so as to make dry or to extract moisture or liquid

    :  to extract or obtain by or as if by twisting and compressing

    :  to twist so as to strain or sprain into a distorted shape

handplay hands
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ :  the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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