コウ, しぼ.る, し.める, し.まる

strangle, constrict, wring

JLPT1 G7 S12 F1288

As per # (twist/cross) + thread → twist fabric and pull *tight* → *wring*; *strangle* → *squeeze out* (water); *press*. Also, *scold*, *grill* (a person), *drill* (a person), (photographic) *stop/diaphragm*, and *tie-dyeing*.

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