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wrench - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wrench

(noun) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
Synonyms : pull , twist
Example Sentence
  • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
  • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

(noun) a jerky pulling movement
Synonyms : twist

(noun) a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
Synonyms : spanner

(verb) twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
Synonyms : twist
Example Sentence
  • wrench a window off its hinges
  • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
  • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

(verb) make a sudden twisting motion
(verb) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Synonyms : wring
Example Sentence
  • Wring one's hand

(verb) twist suddenly so as to sprain
Synonyms : rick , sprain , turn , twist , wrick
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrench

Remember as 'wire+inch', so "TWIST" this wire by 2 inch.
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by gunjanshah

wrench is a household tool used to pull,twist,strain....so all meaning of wrench comes from here only.
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by rohit_denholm

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by Phanik12312

wrench--remember bench , several tools are required to make and break bench such as spanner, wrench used to twist,strain and pull out the nails..
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by worldisunderme

snds like 'trench'-so wen u fell into trench ur legs will be twisted ,strained......
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by mdhineshm

to get the crunch chocolate we have to twist and pull it from our friends
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by sansecretcp

Wrench sounds like drench.... if you do not use the wrench properly to fix the tap, you are sure to get drenched (wet).
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