wring :

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  • n  a twisting squeeze
    gave the wet cloth a wring
  • v  twist and press out of shape
  • v  twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
  • v  obtain by coercion or intimidation
  • v  twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
    wring the towels

  • I didnt know whether to wring my hands or cover my eyes.
  • We wring our hands over the mad cow pathogen that might be (but almost certainly isn't) in our hamburger and worry far less about the cholesterol that contributes to the heart .
  • Never Let Me Go: It's an existential fable about people trying to wring some happiness out of life before the lights go out.
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  • Detroit Labor Groups Butt Heads With Bondholders Over City's Debt
    Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager says the city is bankrupt and the fight over who will get what is heating up. In the next month, Kevyn Orr will try to wring concessions out of the city's creditors before he decides whether to take the whole mess to bankruptcy court. Orr's plan proposes "shared sacrifice among all creditor groups." But in reality, that pits the city's retirees against ...
    June 19, 2013 - NPR

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