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