From Middle English thringen, from Old English þringan (“to press, squeeze, crowd”), from Proto-Germanic *þrinhwaną (“to press, throng, crush”), from Proto-Indo-European *trenk(w)- (“to beat, hew, press”). Cognate with Dutch dringen (“to push, press, thrust, crowd”), German dringen (“to permeate, penetrate, push through”), Danish trænge (“to penetrate”). More at throng.
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