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To twist forcefully
“He had wrenched his ankle badly in the fall.”
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Pull or twist suddenly and violently
“She wrenched her bedroom door open and walked in, slamming it shut behind her.”
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To quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way
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Cut, rip an object
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To take or have a winding course
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To derive or extract something from someone, especially underhandedly
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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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Drag out
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(of a shoe) To hurt (a foot) by being too tight
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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 twisting something around a stationary point
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