Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of wring.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of wring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preterit and past participle of wring.

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Examples

  • 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

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

    DRINK, TEMPERANCE, AND THRIFT

  • 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.

    How High-Definition Is Bad News for SF Flicks

  • 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

  • A sad and hideous sight it was: yet one too common even then in those remoter districts, where the humane edicts were disregarded which the prayers of Dominican friars (to their everlasting honor be it spoken) had wrung from the Spanish sovereigns, and which the legislation of that most wise, virtuous, and heroic Inquisitor

    Westward Ho!

  • The extravagant largess Mr. Khrushchov dispenses in foreign aid is wrung from the labour of the Soviet people at the cost of their own standard of living.

    The Soviet Challenge in Asia

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