French translation of 'wring'
Word forms: past tense, past participle wrung
1. [bird’s neck] tordre
to wring one’s hands (literal) se tordre les mains; (figurative) se tordre les mains de désespoir
to wring sb’s neck (informal) tordre le cou à qn
2. (also: wring out) [wet clothes, towel] essorer
3. (= obtain through pressure)
to wring sth out of sb arracher qch à qn
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Example Sentences Including 'wring'
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Together we all cried as if by doing so we might wring out the cloth of our suffering.No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)
He probably feels like wringing critics' necks though.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It's all but impossible to look at this painting without feeling your heart wring.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Place in a clean tea towel and wring dry.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Squeeze handfuls of courgette to get rid of excess liquid, pile into a tea towel and wring dry.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
This is a writer who could wring laughs out of pretty well anything.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Your sofa may still need to be wrung dry.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I'll wring their skinny necks!THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
It seems ready to have some divine hand wring its contents over me - which may thwart an alternative plan to head 13 miles southwest.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The woman next to me looked as if she'd just been given a surprise bikini wax when a couple of chickens got their necks wrung.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And as a result, if you try to wring its neck, its head will come off.The Sun (2014)
I wanted to wring his neck.The Sun (2012)
I would probably wring his neck.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The charity added that birds that no longer performed had their necks wrung.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We are told that the best way of doing this is to wring its neck.The Sun (2014)
You wring its neck and you get a very quick snap action.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I have seen the mother, when food is short, wring the necks of her own offspring to allow for this.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We will find ourselves in an emotional storm that will wring our hearts.Christianity Today (2000)
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Used Occasionally. wring is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: wring VERB
If you wring something out of someone, you manage to make them give it to you even though they do not want to.
Buyers use different ruses to wring free credit out of their suppliers.
Translation of wring from the Collins English to French Dictionary