wrings

present tense third-person singular of wring
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as in extorts
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 earns
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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as in pries
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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“Wrings.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wrings. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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