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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wring /ˈrɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wring v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrung Obs. Wringed p. pr. & vb. n. Wringing.]
 1. To twist and compress; to turn and strain with violence; to writhe; to squeeze hard; to pinch; as, to wring clothes in washing.  “Earnestly wringing Waverley's hand.” --Sir W. Scott. Wring him by the nose.” --Shak.
    [His steed] so sweat that men might him wring.   --Chaucer.
    The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.   --Bacon.
    The priest shall bring it [a dove] unto the altar, and wring off his head.   --Lev. i. 15.
 2. Hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
    Too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune.   --Clarendon.
 Didst thou taste but half the griefs
 That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.   --Addison.
 3. To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
    How dare men thus wring the Scriptures?   --Whitgift.
 4. To extract or obtain by twisting and compressing; to squeeze or press (out); hence, to extort; to draw forth by violence, or against resistance or repugnance; -- usually with out or form.
    Your overkindness doth wring tears from me.   --Shak.
    He rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece.   --Judg. vi. 38.
 5. To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance.
    To wring the widow from her 'customed right.   --Shak.
    The merchant adventures have been often wronged and wringed to the quick.   --Hayward.
 6. Naut. To bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wring, v. i. To writhe; to twist, as with anguish.
 'T is all men's office to speak patience
 To those that wring under the load of sorrow.   --Shak.
 Look where the sister of the king of France
 Sits wringing of her hands, and beats her breast.   --Marlowe.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wring, n. A writhing, as in anguish; a twisting; a griping.  [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring" [syn: squeeze]
      v 1: twist and press out of shape [syn: contort, deform, distort]
      2: twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's
         hand" [syn: wrench]
      3: obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They 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" [syn: extort, squeeze,
          rack, gouge]
      4: twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid;
         "wring the towels"
      [also: wrung]