A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to force water from)
a. escurrir
Rob wiped down the countertop, rinsed the rag, wrung it, and hung it to dry.Rob limpió la encimera con un trapo, lo enjuagó, lo escurrió y lo tendió a secarse.
b. estrujar
The washing machine broke down, so we had to take the clothes out and wring them by hand.La lavadora se averió, así que tuvimos que sacar la ropa y estrujarla a mano.
2. (to twist)
a. retorcer
If I ever catch the person who did this, I'll wring his ears!Si logro hallar a la persona que hizo esto, ¡le voy a retorcer las orejas!
3. (to extract)
a. sacar
At first, no one admited who had broken the flowerpot, but Maggie finally wrung a confession out of her sons.Al principio nadie admitía quién había roto la maceta, pero Maggie finalmente les sacó una confesión a sus hijos.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (clothes)
a. escurrir, estrujar
to wring one's handsretorcerse las manos
2. (colloquial)
I'd like to wring his neckme gustaría retorcerle el pescuezo
3. (fig)
to wring something from somebodysacarle algo a alguien
wring [rɪŋ] wrung (past)
transitive verb
1 (also wring out) [+clothes, washing] escurrir
2 (twist) torcer; retorcer
I'll wring your neck for that! ¡te voy a retorcer el pescuezo! (informal); she wrung my hand me dio un apretón de manos
to wring one's hands (in distress) retorcerse las manos
eventually we wrung the truth out of them al final les sacamos la verdad; to wring money out of sb sacar dinero a algn
to give the clothes a wring escurrir la ropa
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