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.
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pain (part of speech: verb)
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tool (part of speech: noun)
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- I have fled from the Church, and it has followed me into the wilderness, and is about to wrench from my grasp the one who is dearer to me than life. - "If Any Man Sin", H. A. Cody.
- A wrench which fits over the head of the bolt and passes endways upon it. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- Jim caught him with both hands and held him, the dog growling, snarling, trying to wrench himself free to bite his hands. - "The Sweep Winner", Nat Gould.