Found 3 items, similar to wrench.
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n 1: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; “the wrench to his
knee occurred as he fell”
; “he was sidelined with a
2: a jerky pulling movement [syn: twist
3: a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
v 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
; “wrench oneself free from somebody's grip”
deep sigh was wrenched from his chest”
2: make a sudden twisting motion
3: twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; “Wring one's
4: twist suddenly so as to sprain; “wrench one's ankle”
wrestler twisted his shoulder”
; “the hikers sprained their
ankles when they fell”
; “I turned my ankle and couldn't
walk for several days”
English → English
(r[e^]nch), n. [OE. wrench deceit, AS. wrenc
deceit, a twisting; akin to G. rank intrigue, crookedness,
renken to bend, twist, and E. wring. [root]144. See Wring
and cf. Ranch
, v. t.]
1. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem. [Obs.]
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. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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
6. (Mech.) 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.
, 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
. See under Monkey
, a wrench with the end shaped so as to admit
of being used as a hammer.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrenched
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. wrenchen, AS. wrencan to deceive,
properly, to twist, from wrenc guile, deceit, a twisting.
????. See Wrench
1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by
Wrench his sword from him. --Shak.
Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched
With a woeful agony. --Coleridge.
2. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
You wrenched your foot against a stone. --Swift.