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Noun
An adjustable tool like a spanner, used for gripping and turning nuts or bolts
“An adjustable wrench works well to tighten up the hardware that holds the faucet in place.”
Noun
A sudden violent twist or pull
“I noticed that one of the trousers' pockets was half-turned out, as if with a violent wrench, or a hand too full of money to get easily out again.”
Noun
An injury to a limb or joint, caused by twisting it
“He had no injury other than a wrench in his arm.”
Noun
A feeling of sadness or distress, typically caused by one's own or another's departure
“It will be a bit of a wrench to leave the house the family has had for so long.”
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A sudden, sharp pain
“I fell toward the giant dumpster that serviced the building and felt a wrench as my shoulder hit the ground.”
Noun
A very tight hold
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An act of turning or twisting, or the fact of having twists and turns
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A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body
Verb
To pull, twist or jerk something suddenly or with force
“She would wrench her bedroom door open and walk in, slamming it shut behind her.”
Verb
To take or remove something suddenly or with force
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“He took hold of my gun, and tried to wrench it out of my hand.”
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To injure or hurt by twisting a body part
“Mr. Sebe Petty had the misfortune Monday to wrench his ankle badly and, in falling, cut his back in a couple of places.”
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To obtain through extortion or force
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“By virtue of his office and his power of veto, he was able to wrench a few concessions.”
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To quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way
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To twist or bend out of shape
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To cause or feel pain by applying pressure
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To bring harm or injury to
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To (excessively) exert for a particular task, purpose or goal
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