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wrench

noun (n)

  • a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments (noun.state)
    Synonym: pull, twist
    Example:
    The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell.
    source: wordnet30
  • a jerky pulling movement (noun.event)
    Synonym: twist
    source: wordnet30
  • a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: spanner
    source: wordnet30
  • Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Wrench a window off its hinges.
    Wrench oneself free from somebody's grip.
    A deep sigh was wrenched from his chest.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a sudden twisting motion (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish (verb.contact)
    Synonym: wring
    source: wordnet30
  • twist suddenly so as to sprain (verb.body)
    Synonym: rick, sprain, turn, twist, wrick
    Example:
    Wrench one's ankle.
    source: wordnet30
  • To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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