Meaning of “wring” in the English Dictionary


"wring" in English

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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)

"wring" in American English

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wringverb [ T ]

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

(Definition of “wring” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)