Pronunciation: rĕnch
1.Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.
2.A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.
He wringeth them such a wrench.
- Skelton.
3.A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint.
4.Means; contrivance.
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 sizes.
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.
Carriage 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 wagon.
Monkey wrench
See under Monkey.
Wrench hammer
a wrench with the end shaped so as to admit of being used as a hammer.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wrenched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrenching.]
1.To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
Wrench his sword from him.
- Shak.
2.To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
Noun1.wrench - a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
Synonyms: pull, twist
2.wrench - a jerky pulling movement
Synonyms: twist
3.wrench - a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
Synonyms: spanner
Verb1.wrench - 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"
Synonyms: twist
2.wrench - make a sudden twisting motion
3.wrench - twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"
Synonyms: wring
4.wrench - 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"
Synonyms: sprain, wrick, rick, twist, turn
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wrecking bar
Wrecking car
Wrecking pump
Wren babbler
Wren tit
wren warbler
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Wrench hammer
Wrest pin
Wrest plank
wrestling hold
wrestling mat
wrestling match
wrestling ring
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