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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cleaning
wringerwring‧er /ˈrɪŋə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 DHCa machine with two parts that roll over each other and press on wet clothes to remove water syn mangle2 go through the wringer
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wringerWashing clothes, pulling items through a wringer and hanging them outside took a full day, and ironing took another.John McLeish, himself a forceful character, felt as if he had been put through a wringer.Rachel suddenly felt she'd been through an emotional wringer.With the wringer and mop they make up a mopping system.She kept the wooden wringer in her corporate office, near her desk.
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