wring-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: twist or compress (as if) extracting liquid

Commentary: Includes: WRING OUT, WRING ONE'S HANDS, WRING X'S NECK Syntax is: NP1[agent] WRING (OUT) NP2[concrete]

Please wring out the towels when you're done with them.
If that rooster doesn't stop crowing, I'll wring its neck!
The mop head will reshape itself after it is wrung.
Papa wrung the dew out of the blankets.
She was wringing her hands anxiously, waiting for the news.

VerbNet: crane-40.3.2,funnel-9.3-1,touch-20-1,wipe_manner-10.4.1
FrameNet: Manipulation
PropBank: wring.01,wring.02,wring.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
wring_out 1

Sense Number 2: extort money or other goods from

Commentary: Includes: WRING FROM Syntax is: NP1[agent] WRING NP2[abstract] (FROM NP3[animate])

The landlord has wrung every dollar and cent from the tenants.
The English wrung concessions from the Dutch.
Ms. Media wrung an apology from the young child.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
wring_from 1