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wring

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_355_awringwring /rɪŋ/ verb (past tense and past participle wrung /rʌŋ/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 [always + adverb/preposition]GET to succeed in getting something from someone, but only after a lot of effort syn squeezewring something from/out of somebody 🔊 They are always trying to wring additional funds from the government. 🔊 I managed to wring the information out of him.2 (also wring out)DHCPRESS to tightly twist a wet cloth or wet clothes in order to remove water3 wring your hands4 wring somebody’s hand5 wring something’s neck6 I’ll wring somebody’s neck7 wringing wet
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wringWhether voicing joyful exuberance or piercing heartbreak, she wrings all passion from the moment.She was wringing her hands, pulling at her lovely mane of hair.But how to wring new information from a few old pieces of vellum and papyrus?We were able to wring out our socks in the bathroom sink and dry them under the electric hand dryer.Sally wrung out the socks and hung them on the towel rack.This is when those photographs are taken and published with their phoney captions which not unnaturally wring the hearts of the uninitiated.They don't haunt because they want to wring their hands and wail about something that happened hundreds of years ago.But you can do more than stand around the coffee bar and wring your hands with your co-workers.
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Verb table
wring
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywring
he, she, itwrings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywrung
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wrung
he, she, ithas wrung
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wrung
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wrung
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wringing
he, she, itis wringing
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you, we, theyare wringing
Past
I, he, she, itwas wringing
you, we, theywere wringing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wringing
he, she, ithas been wringing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wringing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wringing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wringing
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