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Definition of the noun wring

What does wring mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wrings

  1. a twisting squeeze
    • example: gave the wet cloth a wring
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of wring: squeeze
    • more generic words: motion / movement = a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition of the verb wring

What does wring mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
wrungwrungwringingwrings

  1. twist and press out of shape
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of wring: contort / deform / distort
    • more generic words: distort / twine / twist = form into a spiral shape
    • more specific word: morph = change shape as via computer animation
  2. twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
  3. obtain by coercion or intimidation
  4. twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
    • example: wring the towels
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there | I spooned the sauce thereVerbs of Putting: channel, fit, rake, scrape, shovel, spoon, squash, squish, tuck, wipe
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] between / in between [Destination, plural]He wedged the diamond between shifting dunes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] into / onto [Destination]I funneled the mixture into the bottle
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Source]Brian wiped the counter | Carla shoveled the walkVerbs of Removing: buff, distill, expunge, expurgate, flush, leach, polish, purge, shave, skim, smooth, soak, strain, trim, unload, weed, whisk, winnow
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Barry Cryer erased the writing
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Brian wiped the fingerprints from the counter | Carla shoveled the snow from the walk | Doug removed the smudges from the tabletop
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: crush / mash / squash / squeeze / squelch = to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

Alternative definition of the verb wring

verb

  1. To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.
  2. To obtain by force.
  3. To hold tightly and press or twist.

Phrases with wring

  1. wring out
  2. wring from

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for wring

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Google previewTopography of Great Britain: Or, British Traveller's Directory: Cornwall (1817)

by George Alexander Cooke

The Cheese Wring is a pile of rocks placed one upon another to the height of 18 feet; and from the shape of some of them resembling a large cheese, the group obtained its name. The stones, of which there are eight in number, towards the top ...

Google previewThe stranger in Monmouthsire, and South Wales; or, Illustrative sketches of the history, antiquities, and scenery, of South Wales, and its borders (1825)

by Mark Willett

The Wring is a vicarage. 9 • ' It is evident the sea, in former days, advanced to this village as well as to Portskewit, and in great probability, nearly to Caerwent, in a direct line up the vale tiwough which the Nedden brook now rune. The land on ...

Google previewBubble and Drop Interfaces (2011)

by Reinhard Miller, Libero Liggieri

Wtot = Wring +4πrγ, (9) where Wtot is total weight, Wring is the weight of the ring, r is the radius of ring, and γ is the surface tension. The surface tension is calculated from the diameter of the ring and the tear-off ...

Google previewConversations on geology, by G. Penn and others (1828)

by Conversations, Granville Penn

The Cheese Wring is a natural pile or combination of rude rocks, rising to the height of thirty-two feet, and standing near the top of a hill. The stones are placed one above another ; and from the shape of some of them resembling a large ...

Google previewConversations on Geology (1828)

Comprising a Familiar Explanation of the Huttonian and Wernerian Systems : the Mosaic Geology by Granville Penn

The Cheese Wring is a natural pile or combination of rude rocks, rising to the height of thirty-two feet, and standing near the top of a hill. The stones are placed one above another ; and from the shape of some of them resembling a large ...

Google previewProto Utian Grammar and Dictionary (2014)

With Notes on Yokuts by Catherine Callaghan

to choke someone e PU * inu *ti nu tV to wring, squeeze. Cf. PMie *tin-y- to pinch'. *.

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Usage statistics about wring

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb wring:

contortdeformextortgougerackwringwrenchdistortsqueeze

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It is better to leave the child's nose dirty than wring it off.
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Scrabble value of W4R1I1N1G2

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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