Wrang vs Wang - What's the difference?

wrang | wang |

As a verb wrang

is (wring).




  • (wring)
  • ----




  • To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.
  • You must wring your wet jeans before hanging them out to dry.
  • * Bible, Judg. vi. 38
  • He rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your overkindness doth wring tears from me.
  • To obtain by force.
  • The police said they would wring the truth out of that heinous criminal.
  • To hold tightly and press or twist.
  • Some of the patients waiting in the dentist's office were wringing their hands nervously.
    He said he'd wring my neck if I told his girlfriend.
    He wrung my hand enthusiastically when he found out we were related.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.
  • * Bible, Leviticus i. 15
  • The priest shall bring it [a dove] unto the altar, and wring off his head
  • To writhe; to twist, as if in anguish.
  • To kill and animal, usually poultry, by breaking its neck by twisting.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis all men's office to speak patience / To those that wring under the load of sorrow.
  • To pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
  • * Clarendon
  • Too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune.
  • * Addison
  • Didst thou taste but half the griefs / That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.
  • To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
  • * Whitgift
  • How dare men thus wring the Scriptures?
  • To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To wring the widow from her 'customed right.
  • * Hayward
  • The merchant adventurers have been often wronged and wringed to the quick.
  • (nautical) To bend or strain out of its position.
  • to wring a mast


    * * English irregular verbs ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) Cheek; the jaw.
  • (Chaucer)
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • (onomatopoeia) The sound made when a hollow metal object is struck a glancing blow.
  • A slap; a blow.
  • (Halliwell)


    (en verb)
  • To batter; to clobber; to conk.
  • To throw hard.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1993 , year_published=1997 , publisher=McGraw-Hill Professional , author=Tom McNally , title=The Complete Book of Fly Fishing , edition=Second Edition , chapter=Panfish on Flies and Bugs citation , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=Cc6bHeUtMxwC&pg=PA283&dq=%22wanged%22, %22wanging%22+-%22wanging%27ombe%22 , isbn=9780070456389 , page=283 , passage=Ask, too, the guy in the bass boat wanging out a spinner-bait at Bull Shoals in Arkansas.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1998 , year_published=2004 , publisher=Oxford University Press , author=Barry Hines , editor=James Riordan , title=Football Stories , chapter=The Football Match citation , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=qzPuDN6CpEYC&pg=PA52&dq="wanged", "wanging" , isbn=9780192754059 , page=36 , passage=He wanged them across the room, and Billy caught them flying over his head, then held them up for inspection as though he was contemplating buying.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2009 , publisher=Rodale , author=Mark Millhone , title=The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances: A Memoir , chapter=Saltville citation , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=BXIQvXs8NF4C&pg=PA132&dq="wanged", "wanging"+-"wanging'ombe" , isbn=9781594868238 , page=132 , passage=After Sam filled in my big block letters with the glitter, he unleashed his inner Jackson Pollock, wanging artful paint splatters everywhere.}}

    Etymology 3

    Origin uncertain. Perhaps short for . See (l).

    Alternative forms

    * whang


    (en noun)
  • (colloquial) Penis.
  • Anagrams

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