Alphabet Filter:

Results

Definition of wrench:

  1. A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint.
  2. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.
  3. 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.
  4. Means; contrivance.
  5. 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.
  6. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
  7. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
  8. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.

Synonyms:

sophisticate, wringing, screw, lurch, change state, wresting, flex, push, wrestle, call on, grow, break, eddy, harm, crook, ferment, tangle, wrenching, twirl, become, winding, plow, puff, reverse, construction, yank, regret, tweak, machine, worm, tress, box end wrench, move, braid, wriggle, curve, writhe, clout, sour, sadness, squeeze, drag, haul, plough, turn, disable, move around, remorse, wring, twisting, snap, whirl, bellows, turn of events, blowtorch, draw, bind, spanner, kink, gimmick, Allen wrench, extort, sorrow, tug, work, strain, disappointment, injure, jerk, deform, depression, cut, change by reversal, plait, pervert, distort, pulling, squirm, rick, contort, desolation, applicator, bit, twist around, pluck, sprain, bend, twine, pull, entangle, blowlamp, bradawl, turn over, release, twitch, twist, adjustable wrench, convolute, wind, device, intertwine, wrick, spin.

Usage examples: