Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit and past participle of wring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of wring.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of wring.

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Examples

  • The very money they dribble out in their child's schemes has been wrung from the poor.

    DRINK, TEMPERANCE, AND THRIFT

  • Luck's own darling, who had come down to spend the clean-up of the seventh fortune wrung from the frozen Arctic gravel.

    Chapter XI

  • Your brothers, to - day, are ignorant barbarians compared with me and the knowledge I have wrung from the books in the hours they were sleeping.

    Chapter 30

  • Eventually, communities wrung from the cable companies the right to have free access channels of three sorts -- Public Access, Educational, and Government, hence 'PEG' -- in exchange for running all that wire along the public right-of-way.

    Time to lay down the law on Channel 74?

  • The laughs are few and far between and I can’t say there’s much dramatic tension to be wrung from a race featuring sausage dogs (even when the owners of a second place finisher lodge a formal protest following a particularly suspicious start).

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Whatever longevity can be wrung from a movie by releasing it to smaller, more forgiving screens is cut short by the living-room behemoths that are being pushed on us today.

    November 2006

  • Your opening and closing lines are 100% dead-on about it being the best possible movie that can be wrung from a video game yet being unable to overcome the fact that it was written for the Playstation.

    REVIEW: Silent Hill « the balcony fool

  • Silent Hill is the best possible movie that can be wrung from a video game.

    2006 April « the balcony fool

  • Whatever longevity can be wrung from a movie by releasing it to smaller, more forgiving screens is cut short by the living-room behemoths that are being pushed on us today.

    How High-Definition Is Bad News for SF Flicks

  • Whatever longevity can be wrung from a movie by releasing it to smaller, more forgiving screens is cut short by the living-room behemoths that are being pushed on us today.

    How High-Definition Is Bad News for SF Flicks

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