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"wring" in British English

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wringverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪŋ/ (wrung, wrung)
to ​hold something ​tightly with both ​hands and ​twist it by ​turningyourhands in ​oppositedirections (also wring out) to ​twist a ​cloth or ​piece of ​clothing with ​yourhands to ​removewater 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 ​breakingitsneck
(Definition of wring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wring" in American English

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wringverb [T]

 us   /rɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle wrung  /rʌŋ/ )
to ​twist something by ​holding it ​tightly and ​turningyourhands in ​oppositedirections: [M] She wrung out the ​shirt and ​hung it up to ​dry.
(Definition of wring from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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