wrung

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From the verb wring: (⇒ conjugate)
wrung is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
wrung /rʌŋ/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. pt. and pp. of wring.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
wrung  (rung),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. pt. and pp. of  wring. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
wrung /rʌŋ/ vb
  1. the past tense and past participle of wring
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
wring /rɪŋ/USA pronunciation   v.,  wrung /rʌŋ/USA pronunciation   wring•ing. 
  1. to twist with force:[+ object]The bully wrung the boy's arm.
  2. to twist, squeeze, or compress (something) in order to force out (a liquid): [~ (+ out) + object]to wring (out) the wet washcloth; to wring (out) the water from the wet washcloth.[+ object (+ out)]to wring the washcloth (out); to wring the water (out of) the wet washcloth.
  3. to force out as if by squeezing:[+ object + out of + object]They captured the spy and wrung the secret password out of him.
  4. to hold or clasp tightly, usually with a twisting motion:[+ object]She wrung her hands in anguish.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
wring  (ring),USA pronunciation v.,  wrung,  wring•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to twist forcibly:He wrung the chicken's neck.
  2. to twist and compress, or compress without twisting, in order to force out water or other liquid (often fol. by out):to wring clothes.
  3. to extract or expel by twisting or compression (usually fol. by out or from).
  4. to affect painfully by or as if by some contorting or compressing action.
  5. to clasp tightly with or without twisting:to wring one's hands in pain.
  6. to force (usually fol. by off) by twisting.
  7. to extract or get by forceful effort or means (often fol. by out).

v.i. 
  1. to perform the action of wringing something.
  2. to writhe, as in anguish.

n. 
  1. a wringing;
    forcible twist or squeeze.
  • bef. 900; Middle English wringen, Old English wringan; cognate with German ringen to wrestle

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
wring /rɪŋ/ vb (wrings, wringing, wrung)
  1. (often followed by out) to twist and compress to squeeze (a liquid) from (cloth, etc)
  2. (transitive) to twist forcibly: wring its neck
  3. (transitive) to clasp and twist (one's hands), esp in anguish
  4. (transitive) to distress: wring one's heart
  5. (transitive) to grip (someone's hand) vigorously in greeting
  6. (transitive) to obtain by or as if by forceful means: wring information out of
  7. (intransitive) to writhe with or as if with pain
  8. wringing wetsoaking; drenched
n
  1. an act or the process of wringing
Etymology: Old English wringan; related to Old High German ringan (German wringen), Gothic wrungō snare. See wrangle, wrong
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