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wrench

wrench

 
 
pronunciation:
rench
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wrenched, wrenches, wrenching
definition 1: to damage or hurt by twisting.
She wrenched her knee while playing basketball.
synonyms:
sprain, twist
similar words:
pull, strain, tear
definition 2: to twist, jerk, or pull (something) with force so that it splits or moves freely.
The two dogs wrenched the Frisbee apart.The police wrenched the car door open and helped the passenger get out.
similar words:
jerk, pull, yank
definition 3: to remove or obtain by, or as if by, twisting, jerking, or pulling.
He finally wrenched the tight ring off his finger.She kept questioning him until she wrenched the truth from him.
synonyms:
wrest
similar words:
extract, force, pluck, pry, pull, snatch, tear, wring
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tool with jaws that is used to grip and turn a bolt, pipe, or other object.
 
similar words:
monkey wrench
definition 2: a twisting movement, made suddenly and with force.
The dentist yanked out the rotten tooth with one last wrench.
synonyms:
jerk
similar words:
pull, sprain, tug, turn, twist, yank
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