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Meaning & Definition of Wrench in English

English

Wrench

/rɛnʧ/

noun

1. A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

  • "The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"
  • "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    synonym:
  • wrench
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • pull

2. A jerky pulling movement

    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • wrench

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

    synonym:
  • wrench
  • ,
  • spanner

verb

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 a window off its hinges"
  • "Wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"
  • "A deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
    synonym:
  • wrench
  • ,
  • twist

2. Make a sudden twisting motion

    synonym:
  • wrench

3. Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

  • "Wring one's hand"
    synonym:
  • wring
  • ,
  • wrench

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • sprain
  • ,
  • wrench
  • ,
  • turn
  • ,
  • wrick
  • ,
  • rick

Examples of using

Could you give me the 12mm wrench please?
A wrench is a commonly used tool.
Hand me the wrench.