wringing 1 of 2

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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2 of 2


present participle of wring
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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