wring someone's neck

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wring someone's neck

informal
used to say that one is very angry with someone
  • He makes me so mad! I could wring his neck!

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

neck play
  1. : the part of an animal that connects the head with the body

  2. : the siphon of a bivalve mollusk (such as a clam)

  3. : the part of a garment that covers or is next to the neck

  1. : to kiss and caress amorously

  2. : to reduce in diameter

  3. : to engage in amorous kissing and caressing


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