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as in twisting
a forceful rotating or pulling motion for the purpose of dislodging something a firm wringing of the shoe got it off

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verb

present participle of wring
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as in squeezing
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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as in earning
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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“Wringing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wringing. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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