From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wry \Wry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wried; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wrying.] [OE. wrien. See Wry, a.]
   To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex. --Sir P.
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         Guests by hundreds, not one caring
         If the dear host's neck were wried.      --R. Browning.
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