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  Definition of Wrench
  1. a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
  2. a jerky pulling movement
  3. a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  4. twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one''s ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn''t walk for several days"
  5. twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one''s hand"
  6. twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody''s grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his ch
  7. make a sudden twisting motion
Similar Words: spanner, twist, pull, sprain, turn, wrick, rick, wring

 

See Also: wring out, squeeze out

 

Hyponyms: adjustable wrench, adjustable spanner, Allen wrench, alligator wrench, box wrench, box end wrench, brace wrench, bulldog wrench, carriage wrench, dog wrench, hook wrench, hook spanner, lug wrench, open-end wrench, tappet wrench, pin wrench, screw key, socket wrench, sparkplug wrench, tap wrench, torque wrench, sprain

 

Grouped Verbs: contort, deform, distort, wring

 

Derivational Morphology: twist, writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, pull, overstretch, sprain, turn, wrick, rick, crick, spin, twirl, twisting, whirl, spanner

 

 
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