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Old English wrenċan
- (US) a hand tool for making rotational adjustments, such as fitting nuts and bolts, or fitting pipes.
- spanner (British, Aus)
- adjustable wrench
- socket wrench
- monkey-wrench, monkey wrench, monkeywrench
- pipe wrench
- screw wrench
- tube wrench
Third person singular
- (transitive) To pull or twist violently.
- With a surge of adrenaline, she wrenched the car door off and pulled out the injured man.
- (transitive) To injure (a joint) by pulling or twisting.
- Be careful not to wrench your ankle walking along those loose stones!
- (transitive) To use the tool known as a wrench.
- The plumber wrenched the pipes until they came loose.
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