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Verb: wrench  rench
  1. Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
    "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"; "wrench a window off its hinges";
    - twist
  2. Make a sudden twisting motion
  3. Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
    "wrench one's hand";
    - wring
  4. Twist suddenly so as to sprain
    "wrench one's ankle";
    - twist, sprain, turn, wrick, rick
Noun: wrench  rench
  1. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell";
    - twist, pull
  2. A jerky pulling movement
    - twist
  3. A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
    - spanner [Brit]

Derived forms: wrenches, wrenched, wrenching

Type of: distort, hand tool, harm, hurt, injure, injury, motion, movement, pull, squirm, trauma, twine, twist, worm, wound, wrestle, wriggle, writhe

Encyclopedia: Wrench, David