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Definition 1: a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wrench in the sense of this definition

(wrench is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

(... is a kind of wrench ) can be changed to different settings

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench for removing or tightening spark plugs into the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench for turning a screw

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench that has a projecting pin that fits into a socket on the object to be turned

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle)

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench with jaws that have projecting lugs to engage the object that is to be rotated

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench with a handle shaped like a crank

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench designed for use with carriage bolts

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench designed to provide a firm grip on something

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench shaped like a brace (has a handle shaped like a crank) and a socket head

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench with a v-shaped jaw and serrations on one side (resembles the open jaws of an alligator)

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench for Allen screws

(... is a kind of wrench ) a wrench that has a gauge that indicates the amount of torque being applied

(wrench is a part of ...) holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

Definition 2: a jerky pulling movement - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for wrench in the sense of this definition

(wrench is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition 3: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments - [noun denoting state]

Samples where wrench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
  • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Synonyms for wrench in the sense of this definition

(wrench is a kind of ...) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

(... is a kind of wrench ) a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments

Definition 4: twist suddenly so as to sprain - [verb of body]

Samples where wrench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for wrench in the sense of this definition

(wrench is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

Definition 5: twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates - [verb of contact]

Samples where wrench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wrench a window off its hinges
  • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
  • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Synonyms for wrench in the sense of this definition

(wrench is a kind of ...) apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

"Pull the rope" "Pull the handle towards you" "pull the string gently" "pull the trigger of the gun" "pull your knees towards your chin"

Definition 6: twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish - [verb of contact]

Samples where wrench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Wring one's hand

Synonyms for wrench in the sense of this definition

(wrench is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(wrench has a similar meaning as ...) twist and press out of shape

Definition 7: make a sudden twisting motion - [verb of motion]

(wrench is a kind of ...) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

"The prisoner writhed in discomfort" "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

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