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From Middle English thringen, from Old English þringan (to press, squeeze, crowd), from Proto-Germanic *þrinhwaną (to press, throng, crush), from Proto-Indo-European *trenkʷ- (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.


thring (third-person singular simple present thrings, present participle thringing, simple past thrang, past participle thrung)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To thrust; to crowd.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To push; to force one's way.

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