Dictionary Results for wrench


1. wrench - noun

· a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

Synonym(s): twist, pull

Hypernym(s): injury, hurt, harm, trauma




2. wrench - noun

· a jerky pulling movement

Synonym(s): twist

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




3. wrench - noun

· a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

Synonym(s): spanner

Hypernym(s): hand_tool




4. wrench - 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; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"

Synonym(s): twist

Hypernym(s): pull




5. wrench - verb

· make a sudden twisting motion

Hypernym(s): writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist




6. wrench - verb

· twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"

Synonym(s): wring

Hypernym(s): twist, twine, distort




7. wrench - verb

· twist suddenly so as to sprain; "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"

Synonym(s): twist, sprain, turn, wrick, rick

Hypernym(s): injure, wound





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