Definition of Wrench

1. Noun. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments. "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

Exact synonyms: Pull, Twist
Generic synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Trauma
Specialized synonyms: Sprain
Derivative terms: Pull, Twist

2. Verb. Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates. "A deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
Exact synonyms: Twist
Generic synonyms: Pull
Derivative terms: Twist, Twist

3. Noun. A jerky pulling movement.
Exact synonyms: Twist
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Derivative terms: Twist, Twist

4. Verb. Make a sudden twisting motion.
Generic synonyms: Squirm, Twist, Worm, Wrestle, Wriggle, Writhe

5. Noun. A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt.

6. Verb. Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish. "Wring one's hand"
Exact synonyms: Wring
Generic synonyms: Distort, Twine, Twist
Related verbs: Contort, Deform, Distort, Wring
Also: Wring Out

7. Verb. Twist suddenly so as to sprain. "Did he wrench his foot? "; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
Exact synonyms: Rick, Sprain, Turn, Twist, Wrick
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound
Derivative terms: Rick, Sprain, Twist, Wrick

Definition of Wrench

1. n. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.

2. v. t. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.

3. n. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.

4. v. t. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.

Definition of Wrench

1. Noun. A movement that twists and pulls violently. ¹

2. Noun. A distorting change. ¹

3. Noun. A sudden emotional change. ¹

4. Noun. A violent pull or twist; a tug ¹

5. Noun. (American English) a hand tool for making rotational adjustments, such as fitting nuts and bolts, or fitting pipes. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To pull or twist violently. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To injure (a joint) by pulling or twisting. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To use the tool known as a wrench. ¹

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Definition of Wrench

1. to twist suddenly and forcibly [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Wrench

1. 1. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem. "His wily wrenches thou ne mayst not flee." (Chaucer) 2. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting. "He wringeth them such a wrench." (Skelton) "The injurious effect upon biographic literature of all such wrenches to the truth, is diffused everywhere." (De Quincey) 3. A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint. 4. Means; contrivance. 5. An instrument, often a simple bar or lever with jaws or an angular orifice either at the end or between the ends, for exerting a twisting strain, as in turning bolts, nuts, screw taps, etc.; a screw key. Many wrenches have adjustable jaws for grasping nuts, etc, of different sizes. 6. The system made up of a force and a couple of forces in a plane perpendicular to that force. Any number of forces acting at any points upon a rigid body may be compounded so as to be equivalent to a wrench. Carriage wrench, a wrench adapted for removing or tightening the nuts that confine the wheels on the axles, or for turning the other nuts or bolts of a carriage or wagon. Monkey wrench. See Monkey. Wrench hammer, a wrench with the end shaped so as to admit of being used as a hammer. Origin: OE. Wrench deceit, AS. Wrenc deceit, a twisting; akin to G. Rank intrigue, crookedness, renken to bend, twist, and E. Wring. See Wring, and cf. Ranch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wrench

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wrecking ball
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wrecking yard
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