Wrench - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a jerky pulling movement (syn: twist)
- a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt (syn: spanner)
- make a sudden twisting motion
- twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish (syn: wring)
- twist suddenly so as to sprain (syn: rick, sprain, turn, twist, wrick)
I tried to wrench free from his grip.
I tried to wrench myself free from his grip.
He wrenched his back when he tried to lift a heavy box.
She wrenched the toy from his grasp.
The statue was wrenched from its pedestal.
It was a wrench to say goodbye to all my friends.
...with a sharp wrench of the hammer I pulled the nail from the board...
We wrenched out of the wall an iron hook.
She gave a contemptuous wrench of her shoulder.
I have got a wrench in my ancle.
I wrenched the packet from his grasp.
The door had been wrenched open.
I think I've wrenched my knee.
Leaving New York had been a terrible wrench.
He grabbed the rope and gave it a wrench.
present participle: wrenching
past tense: wrenched
past participle: wrenched