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To pull or twist suddenly and violently
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“She would wrench her bedroom door open and walk in, slamming it shut behind her.”
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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 oneself for a particular task, purpose or goal
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Tear
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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.”
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A sudden violent twist or pull
“He ordered a loaf, watched as she slipped it into a bag, twisting the top with a wrench of her wrist.”
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A feeling of sadness or distress caused by one's own or another's departure
“Fernandez, who lives in Edinburgh with his wife, Ximena, and one-year-old daughter, Judith, is not being diplomatic when he says that it will be a wrench to leave Livingston.”
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An injury to a limb or joint, caused by twisting it
“He had no injury other than a wrench in his arm.”
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A sudden sharp pain or painful emotion
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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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