絞 means 'wring (out)'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1643   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 54 words   Used in 6 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   しぼ to wring; to squeeze   める to wring; to strangle   まる to be strangled; to be constricted
The 絞 kanji affords access to practical devices, such as juice squeezers and garlic presses. This kanji also introduces us to Japanese tie-dyeing. But 絞 really comes to life with its figurative uses, enabling us to put the screws on someone, squeeze money out of people, zero in on something, weed out applicants, and rack our brains. See what it means to strangle slowly with a silk cord.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 絞
⿰   thread   mix; mixed  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 絞 is used 3 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 絞 is used 51 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
コウ : 11 words FIND ALL
strangulation; strangling
しぼ : 30 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to wring (towel, rag); to squeeze  (esp. 絞る)
2. to squeeze (fruit to extract juice); to press; to extract; to milk; to express milk  (esp. 搾る)
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める : 8 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to strangle; to constrict
める (read as じ) : 1 word FIND ALL
pinioning; binding arms behind the back
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しぼ (read as しぼり) : 1 word FIND ALL
cloth dyed in a dapple pattern  (see also: 鹿の子)
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Henshall: 1261  Joy o' Kanji : 1261  Key to Kanji:

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コウ   しぼ to wring; to squeeze   しめる to wring; to strangle   しまる to be strangled; to be constricted   
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コウ   mix; mixed   まぜる to mix, stir   まざる    まじる to be mixed together   まじえる to mix, intersperse   まじわる to intersect   か to take turns   かわす to exchange   
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ロク   むっ six   む    むい    む    
フ   ちち father   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
crossed swords
シ   いと thread   
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