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wring

verb

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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

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2 to get with great difficulty
  • after years of trying to wring a decent profit out of the business, he is finally giving up

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3 to move by or as if by a forceful rotation
  • I'm so mad I could wring your neck

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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

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The first known use of wring was before the 12th century

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“Wring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wring. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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