Definitions for wrench

Definitions for (noun) wrench

Main entry: wrench, spanner

Definition: a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

Main entry: twist, wrench

Definition: a jerky pulling movement

Main entry: wrench, twist, pull

Definition: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

Usage: the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell; he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Definitions for (verb) wrench

Main entry: sprain, rick, wrench, wrick, turn, twist

Definition: twist suddenly so as to sprain

Usage: 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

Main entry: wrench, wring

Definition: twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

Usage: Wring one's hand

Main entry: wrench, twist

Definition: twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates

Usage: wrench a window off its hinges; wrench oneself free from somebody's grip; a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Main entry: wrench

Definition: make a sudden twisting motion

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