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verb as in twist, contort

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Some things never change as we wring out the old year and ring in the new one.

To wring all that can be wrung from metaphor, note what our elected and appointed officials are not dressed as.

It would wring our gizzards intolerably to see so much good stuff going to waste.

This makes what Obama and John Kerry manage to wring out of the Russians in the next two days absolutely crucial.

It could find other ways to wring costs of its operations, like using less packaging or electricity.

It was difficult, with the mean appliances of the time, to wring subsistence from the reluctant earth.

They like things on a small scale and know how to wring a dollar out of every five-cent piece.

Rinse it through a clean, lukewarm water; wring it lengthways, and stretch it well.

If the latter, of course the owner could wring the cocks neck and the incident would be closed.

But unless he loses his voice before long I shall have to wring his neck—no easy job—or do without my usual amount of sleep.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wring, such as: draw out, extort, extract, squeeze, wrench, and wrest.

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