Wringed
Wring Wring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrung}, Obs. {Wringed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wringing}.] [OE. wringen, AS. wringan; akin to LG. & D. wringen, OHG. ringan to struggle, G. ringen, Sw. vr["a]nga to distort, Dan. vringle to twist. Cf. {Wrangle}, {Wrench}, {Wrong}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

[His steed] so sweat that men might him wring. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The king began to find where his shoe did wring him. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The priest shall bring it [a dove] unto the altar, and wring off his head. --Lev. i. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture. [1913 Webster]

Too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

Didst thou taste but half the griefs That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To distort; to pervert; to wrest. [1913 Webster]

How dare men thus wring the Scriptures? --Whitgift. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Your overkindness doth wring tears from me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece. --Judg. vi. 38. [1913 Webster]

5. To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance. [1913 Webster]

To wring the widow from her 'customed right. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The merchant adventures have been often wronged and wringed to the quick. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) To bend or strain out of its position; as, to wring a mast. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wring — Wring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrung}, Obs. {Wringed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wringing}.] [OE. wringen, AS. wringan; akin to LG. & D. wringen, OHG. ringan to struggle, G. ringen, Sw. vr[ a]nga to distort, Dan. vringle to twist. Cf. {Wrangle}, {Wrench},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wringing — Wring Wring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrung}, Obs. {Wringed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wringing}.] [OE. wringen, AS. wringan; akin to LG. & D. wringen, OHG. ringan to struggle, G. ringen, Sw. vr[ a]nga to distort, Dan. vringle to twist. Cf. {Wrangle},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrung — Wring Wring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrung}, Obs. {Wringed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wringing}.] [OE. wringen, AS. wringan; akin to LG. & D. wringen, OHG. ringan to struggle, G. ringen, Sw. vr[ a]nga to distort, Dan. vringle to twist. Cf. {Wrangle},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Judges 6 — 1 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the …   The King James version of the Bible

  • wring — [c]/rɪŋ / (say ring) verb (wrung or, Rare, wringed, wringing) –verb (t) 1. to twist forcibly, as something flexible. 2. Also, wring out. to twist and compress, or compress without twisting, in order to force out moisture: to wring one s clothes… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wring — [riŋ] vt. wrung or Rare wringed, wringing [ME wringen < OE wringan, to press, compress, strain, akin to Ger ringen, to struggle, wrestle < IE * wreng < base * wer , to turn, bend > WORM] 1. a) to squeeze, press, twist, or compress,… …   English World dictionary

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