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  • as ininterrogate
  • as inask
  • as inquestion
  • as inbrowbeat
  • as indebrief
  • as inexamine

synonyms for put through the wringer

  • examine
  • grill
  • investigate
  • query
  • quiz
  • catechize
  • inquire
  • pump
  • question
  • roast
  • cross-examine
  • cross-question
  • give the third degree
  • go over
  • put the screws to
  • sweat out
  • work over
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antonyms for put through the wringer

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  • answer
  • reply
  • tell
  • command
  • answer
  • repudiate
  • insist
  • claim
  • ignore
  • reply
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How to use put through the wringer in a sentence

He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Before Ripperda could unclasp his lips to reply, the stranger had opened the door, and passed through it like a gliding shadow.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
A constant sense of easy balance should be developed through poising exercises.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Nothing remarkable occurred in our march through this country.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
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