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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.”
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To take or remove something suddenly or with force
“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
“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 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 for a particular task, purpose or goal
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To pull or elongate a stretchable object
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a sudden, sharp pain
“I fell toward the giant dumpster that serviced the building and felt a wrench as my shoulder hit the ground.”
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Plural for a very tight hold
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Plural for an act of turning or twisting, or the fact of having twists and turns
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Plural for a painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body
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