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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}.] 
  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. 
  The  king  began  to  find  where  his  shoe  did  wring  him 
  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 
  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)  [web1913]: 
  Wrung  \Wrung\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Wring}. 

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