|1.||[ verb ] twist or pull violently or suddenly, esp. so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached|
"wrench a window off its hinges" "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip" also metaphorically: "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
|Related terms:||pull twist|
|2.||[ verb ] make a sudden twisting motion|
|Related terms:||writhe twist|
|3.||[ verb ] twist suddenly so as to sprain|
|Synonyms:||turn sprain wrick rick twist|
"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"
|Related terms:||injure crick sprain|
|4.||[ verb ] twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish|
"Wring one's hand"
|Related terms:||twist disfigure wring_out contort|
|5.||[ noun ] a jerky pulling movement|
|6.||[ noun ] (medicine) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments|
"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell" "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
|Related terms:||injury sprain pull|
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24080|
|8.||[ noun ] a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt|
|Related terms:||hand_tool adjustable_wrench box_wrench Allen_wrench bulldog_wrench pin_wrench dog_wrench tap_wrench hook_wrench brace_wrench lug_wrench open-end_wrench screw_key carriage_wrench socket_wrench sparkplug_wrench alligator_wrench torque_wrench jaw|