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Wring out   /rɪŋ aʊt/   Listen
Wring out

verb
1.
Extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing.  Synonym: squeeze out.






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"Wring out" Quotes from Famous Books



... be granted readily enough were it in my power, but it is not," answered the Abbot, looking at her curiously, for he thought that to them she might tell what she had refused to him—the hiding-place of the jewels, which afterwards he could wring out. ...
— The Lady Of Blossholme • H. Rider Haggard

... Curly!" she called to her eldest little boy. "Ready to wring out the clothes through ...
— Curly and Floppy Twistytail - The Funny Piggie Boys • Howard R. Garis

... only quarrelsome!" said the girl, to whom Otto had turned for an explanation. "Aunt is angry because she was not invited to sail with the company. She always does so,—she can be quite wicked! Just lately, when she should have helped me to wring out the sheets, she always twisted them the same way that I did, so that we could never get done, and my ...
— O. T. - A Danish Romance • Hans Christian Andersen

... advantage; first of all the offices through which they can maintain their grip. After that they will concede as many of the things you want as they have to, and if you are not yourself out for the offices, more than otherwise, though never more than you wring out of them. They really do not care if you do have clean streets, good schools, parks, playgrounds, and all the things which make for good citizenship because they give the best part of the man a ...
— The Making of an American • Jacob A. Riis



Words linked to "Wring out" :   compress, press, draw out, extract, pull out, pull up, contract, pull, compact, take out, constrict, squeeze



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