Associations to the word «Wrench»

Wiktionary

WRENCH, noun. (obsolete) A trick or artifice. [From VIII century.]
WRENCH, noun. (obsolete) Deceit; guile; treachery. [From XIII century.]
WRENCH, noun. A movement that twists or pulls violently; a tug. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, noun. An injury caused by a violent twisting or pulling of a limb; strain, sprain. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, noun. (obsolete) A turn at an acute angle. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, noun. (archaic) A winch or windlass. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, noun. (obsolete) A screw. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, noun. A distorting change from the original meaning. [From XVII century.]
WRENCH, noun. (US) A hand tool for making rotational adjustments, such as fitting nuts and bolts, or fitting pipes; a spanner. [From XVIII century.]
WRENCH, noun. A violent emotional change caused by separation. [From XIX century.]
WRENCH, noun. (physics) In screw theory, a screw assembled from force and torque vectors arising from application of Newton's laws to a rigid body. [From XIX century.]
WRENCH, noun. (obsolete) means; contrivance
WRENCH, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To violently move in a turn or writhe. [From XI century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) To pull or twist violently. [From XIII century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To turn aside or deflect. [From XIII century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To slander. [From XIV century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To tighten with or as if with a winch. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) To injure (a joint) by pulling or twisting. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) To distort from the original meaning. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To thrust a weapon in a twisting motion. [From XVI century.]
WRENCH, verb. (intransitive) (fencing) (obsolete) To disarm an opponent by whirling his or her blade away. [From XVIII century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) To rack with pain. [From XVIII century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) To deprive by means of a violent pull or twist. [From XVIII century.]
WRENCH, verb. (transitive) To use the tool known as a wrench. [From XIX century.]
WRENCH HAMMER, noun. A wrench with the end shaped so that it can be used as a hammer.

Dictionary definition

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".
WRENCH, noun. A jerky pulling movement.
WRENCH, noun. A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt.
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".
WRENCH, verb. Make a sudden twisting motion.
WRENCH, verb. Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand".
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".

Wise words

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?
Aeschylus