wringer

noun
wring·​er | \ ˈriŋ-ər How to pronounce wringer (audio) \

Definition of wringer

: one that wrings: such as
a : a machine or device for pressing out liquid or moisture a clothes wringer
b : something that causes pain, hardship, or exertion his illness put them through the wringer

Examples of wringer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But after Camilla does all the work for him, telling him exactly what to say on his phone call to Diana, Charles does invite her to Scotland, where Diana is then put through the same wringer as Margaret was just days before. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From The Crown Season 4," 19 Nov. 2020 But after Camilla does all the work for him, telling him exactly what to say on his phone call to Diana, Charles does invite her to Scotland, where Diana is then put through the same wringer as Margaret was just days before. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: The Crown Season 4 Recaps," 16 Nov. 2020 Kim Green and Kevin Savoree have been run through the wringer this year on the IndyCar schedule, losing Toronto and Portland. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: A deep-dive into the potential 2021 IndyCar schedule," 1 Oct. 2020 However, this is a nasty, highly infectious disease that is putting health care workers — from doctors to janitors — through the wringer. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Layabout son should be shown the door," 27 Aug. 2020 He's been through the wringer and is on the other side. Nick Romano, EW.com, "X-Men's Shawn Ashmore uncovers the 'deep history' of Lamplighter on The Boys," 25 Sep. 2020 Gruden put his assistants through the wringer, challenging them to keep up with his breakneck pace, encouraging them to innovate, to spend hours and hours in a dark room trying to find that one near imperceptible weakness to exploit. Luke Johnson, NOLA.com, "No sleep, all football: How Sean Payton got his foot in the NFL door thanks to Jon Gruden," 20 Sep. 2020 However, this is a nasty, highly infectious disease that is putting health care workers — from doctors to janitors — through the wringer. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Layabout son should be shown the door," 27 Aug. 2020 Our tester put this Lodge model through the wringer, cooking veggies, chicken, soup and even bread—and each one came out on top. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Our favorite affordable Dutch oven brand just discounted its popular 6-quart model," 12 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of wringer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wringer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wringer. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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wringer

noun
How to pronounce wringer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of wringer

: a machine used for squeezing water out of clothes that have been washed

wringer

noun
wring·​er | \ ˈriŋ-ər How to pronounce wringer (audio) \

Kids Definition of wringer

: a machine or device for squeezing liquid out of something (as laundry)

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