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  • v. To squeeze a wet material, either by twisting with one's hands, or by passing it through a wringer, to remove the water.
  • v. To force someone to give something, usually truth, or money.
  • v. to push the airplane to its performance limits; to push the envelope

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Tony wanted nothing more than to toss Hank out of his office so he could call Kristine, but he forced his mind onto business and reviewed the deals Hank had been able to wring out of the prosecutors on a couple of criminal cases he had no desire to take to trial.

    In His Own Defense

  • The paltry earnings you are able to wring out of clients by the sweat of your brow, will now be all our income; you will be pestered for pin-money, and pestered with your poor wife's-relations.

    "Smoke, Flame and Ashes"

  • Now when Measure sucked in air, his body got more of a use out of it, like it could wring out each rag of air to get the very last drop of good out of it.

    He Don't Know Him

  • Brown was the type of Negro indespensable to the overseer of the slave plantation, who wished to wring out the very last drop of blood from his chattels; who often as "drivers" strung up and lashed their own mothers.

    " Eagle Clippings " by Jack Thorne, Newspaper Correspondent and Story Teller, A Collection of His Writings to Various Newspapers

  • The Murandians hardly count; they're just there for whatever advantage they can wring out of the situation, same as their countrymen under me.

    The Path of Daggers


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