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Intensely or unbearably painful
“… forced to make the emotionally wrenching decision to place her mother in a nursing home.”
A forceful rotating or pulling motion for the purpose of dislodging something
“… after a lot of wrenching and tugging, the plumber managed to pull the stubborn pipe free.”
Present participle for to move by or as if by a forceful rotation
“He had wrenched his ankle badly in the fall.”
Present participle for pull or twist suddenly and violently
“She wrenched her bedroom door open and walked in, slamming it shut behind her.”
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