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wringverb [T]

uk   /rɪŋ/  us   /rɪŋ/ (wrung, wrung)
to hold something tightly with both hands and twist it by turning your hands in opposite directions
(also wring out) to twist a cloth or piece of clothing with your hands to remove water from it: She wrung out the shirt and hung it out to dry.
wring sth's neck
to kill a bird or other animal by twisting and breaking its neck
(Definition of wring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wringverb [T]

 us   /rɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle wrung  /rʌŋ/ )
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