Learner's definition of WRING
to twist and squeeze (wet cloth, hair, etc.) to remove water
I wrung the towel and hung it up to dry.
I wrung my hair and wrapped it in a towel.
The rag was wrung dry. [=squeezed until almost all of the liquid was gone]
— often + out
— sometimes used figuratively
to get (something) out of someone or something with a lot of effort
— + out of or from
to twist and break (an animal's neck) in order to kill the animal
wring someone's neck
— used to say that you are very angry with someone
wring your hands
to twist and rub your hands together because you are nervous or upset
see also hand-wringing