HyperDic: wrench

English > 7 senses of the word wrench:
NOUNstatewrench, twist, pulla sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
eventwrench, twista jerky pulling movement
artifactwrench, spannera hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
VERBcontactwrench, twisttwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
motionwrenchmake a sudden twisting motion
contactwrench, wringtwist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
bodywrench, twist, sprain, turn, wrick, ricktwist suddenly so as to sprain
wrench > pronunciation
Soundsreh'nch
Rhymesbench / Bench ... workbench: 12 rhymes with ehnch...
English > wrench: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
Example"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"
Synonymstwist, pull
NarrowersprainA painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
Broaderinjury, hurt, harm, traumaAny physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Spanishtorcedura
Catalanestrebada, torçada, torcement
Verbswrenchtwist suddenly so as to sprain
English > wrench: 7 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA jerky pulling movement.
Synonymtwist
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishtorcimiento, torsión
Verbswrenchmake a sudden twisting motion
English > wrench: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt.
Synonymspanner
Partsjawholding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
NarrowerAllen wrenchA wrench for Allen screws
adjustable wrench, adjustable spannerCan be changed to different settings
alligator wrenchA wrench with a v-shaped jaw and serrations on one side (resembles the open jaws of an alligator)
box wrench, box end wrenchA wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
brace wrenchA wrench shaped like a brace (has a handle shaped like a crank) and a socket head / head
bulldog wrenchA wrench designed to provide a firm grip on something
carriage wrenchA wrench designed for use with carriage bolts
dog wrenchA wrench with a handle shaped like a crank
hook wrench, hook spannerA wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head
lug wrenchA wrench with jaws that have projecting lugs to engage the object that is to be rotated
open-end wrench, tappet wrenchA wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle)
pin wrenchA wrench that has a projecting pin that fits into a socket on the object to be turned
screw keyA wrench for turning a screw / screw
socket wrenchA wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted
sparkplug wrenchA wrench for removing or tightening spark plugs into the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine
tap wrenchA wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread
torque wrenchA wrench that has a gauge that indicates the amount of torque being applied
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishllave de tuerca, llave inglesa, llave
Catalanclau anglesa, clau, collador
Verbswrenchtwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
English > wrench: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTwist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "wrench a window off its hinges"
  • "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"
  • "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"
Synonymtwist
Broaderpullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
Nounswrencha hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
English > wrench: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningmake a sudden twisting motion.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderwrithe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twistTo move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling / struggling / struggling)
Nounswrencha jerky pulling movement
English > wrench: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningTwist and compress, as if in pain or anguish.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymwring
Broadertwist, twine, distortform into a spiral shape
Similar tocontort, deform, distort, wringTwist and press out of shape
Spanishretorcer
English > wrench: 7 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningTwist suddenly so as to sprain.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he wrench his foot?
Example"wrench one's ankle"
Synonymstwist, sprain, turn, wrick, rick
Broaderinjure, woundCause injuries or bodily harm to
Spanishdescoyuntarse, dislocarse, girar, rotar, torcerse
Catalandesconjuntar-se, dislocar-se, girar, rotar, torçar-se, torçar, tòrcer
Nounswrencha sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

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