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Main Entry: wring
Pronunciation: primarystressrieng
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): wrung /primarystressrschwaeng/; wring·ing /primarystressrieng-ieng/
1 : to squeeze or twist especially so as to make dry or to rid of moisture or liquid <wring wet clothes>
2 : to get by or as if by twisting or pressing <wring the truth out of them>
3 : to twist into an unnatural shape or appearance with a forcible or violent motion <wring a chicken's neck>
4 : to cause pain to as if by wringing : TORMENT <their troubles wrung our hearts>

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