wringen

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From Old Dutch *wringan, from Proto-Germanic *wringaną. Compare Low German wringen, German ringen, English wring.

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wringen (past singular wrong, past participle gewrongen)

  1. to wring
    kleren wringen -- wring clothes
  2. to twist
    iemand's arm wringen -- twist someone's arm
  3. to wrest
    iemand iets uit de handen wringen -- wrest from someone's hands
  4. to wriggle, to squirm, to writhe
    zich in allerlei bochten wringen -- wringle

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German, from Middle Low German, from Old Saxon wringan, from Proto-Germanic *wringaną. German cognates include ringen, renken and würgen. Compare also Low German wringen, Dutch wringen, English wring.

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  • IPA(key): /vʁɪŋən/, [vʁɪŋən], [vʁɪŋŋ̩]
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋən

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wringen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present wringt, past tense wrang, past participle gewrungen, past subjunctive wränge, auxiliary haben)

  1. to wring (clothes)

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