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To move by or as if by a forceful rotation
“He had wrenched his ankle badly in the fall.”
Pull or twist suddenly and violently
“She wrenched her bedroom door open and walked in, slamming it shut behind her.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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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