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English noun: wring

1. wring (event) a twisting squeeze


SamplesGave the wet cloth a wring.


Synonymssqueeze


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement


English verb: wring

1. wring (contact) twist and press out of shape


Synonymscontort, deform, distort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist


Narrower (hyponym)morph


Verb groupwrench, wring, wring

2. wring (contact) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish


SamplesWring one's hand.


Synonymswrench


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist


Verb groupcontort, deform, distort, wring

3. wring (possession) obtain by coercion or intimidation


SamplesThey extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss.
They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him.


Synonymsextort, gouge, rack, squeeze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge


Narrower (hyponym)bleed

4. wring (contact) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid


SamplesWring the towels.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)crush, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch


Verb groupcontort, deform, distort, wring









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