The past simple and the past participle of wring

Conjugation of the verb wring:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':


Past Simple:


Past Partciple:


Present Partciple:


Third Person Singular:



1. To squeeze or twist something tightly to force liquid out of it.
2. To get something from or out of someone by force or coercion.


1. She didn’t have a towel so she just wrung her long hair dry.
He wrung out his T-shirt and hung it out to dry.
2. The police wrung the truth out of that murderer.

Similar verbs

The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as wring. They are:

- Verbs with u in the past simple and past participle.
- Verbs like 'cling, clung, clung'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
cling clung clung
dig dug dug
fling flung flung
hang hung/hanged hung/hanged
sling slung slung
slink slunk slunk
sneak snuck/sneaked snuck/sneaked
spin spun/span spun
sting stung stung
string strung strung
swing swung swung
wring wrung wrung