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Definitions of wrench

  1. a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a jerky pulling movement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make a sudden twisting motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. twist or pull violently or suddenly, esp. so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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 a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Means; contrivance. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To wring or pull with a twist; to strain or sprain; as, to wrench one's ankle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A violent twist; a sprain; a tool for turning nuts on bolts, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To wring or pull with a twist: to force by violence: to sprain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A violent twist: a sprain: an instrument for turning bolts, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A violent twist or pull; sprain: instrument for turning nuts of bolts, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To pull with a twist; twist violently; sprain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To twist violently; wrest; sprain; distort. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The act of wrenching. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A tool for twisting bolts, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting; a sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint; an instrument for screwing or unscrewing iron-work. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence; to strain; to distort. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A sudden or violent twist; a sprain; a tool for forcibly turning iron screws. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To force by twisting; to sprain; to distort. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. rensh, v.t. to wring or pull with a twist: to force by violence: to sprain.--v.i. to undergo a violent wrenching.--n. a violent twist: a sprain: an instrument for turning bolts, &c.: in coursing, bringing the hare round at less than a right angle--half a point in the recognised code of points for judging. [A.S. wrencan (Ger. renken)--wrenc, fraud; root of wring.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Violent twist or oblique pull or tearing off, (fig.) pain caused by parting, (gave a w. to his ankle, at the door-handle; leaving home was a great w.); implement made to grip& turn nuts, bolts, &c.; (vb) twist or pull violently round or sideways, injure or pull off or away by twisting, (wrenched the door open, his horses head round, his ankle, fowls head off, opponents sword from him); pervert, wrest, (facts &c.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. [A.S.] A tool for tightening nuts, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  33. n. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting;-a sprain;-an instrument for exerting a twisting strain, as in turning bolts, nuts, screw-taps; hence, contrivance; means of compulsive action; hold. Cabinet Dictionary

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