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Synonyms for wrench
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrench, twist, pull(noun)

    a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, spanner, drag, construction, device, gimmick, spin, twist, bend, clout, twisting, winding, wind, eddy, whirl, pulling, twirl, pull, braid, puff, tress, kink, crook, plait

  2. twist, wrench(noun)

    a jerky pulling movement

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, tress, construction, device, gimmick, spin, twist, bend, twisting, winding, wind, eddy, whirl, twirl, pull, braid, kink, crook, plait, spanner

  3. wrench, spanner(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    pull, twist, spanner

  4. wrench, twist(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"

    Synonyms:
    turn, sophisticate, squirm, curve, wring, wrestle, rick, twist, bend, wrick, wind, convolute, pervert, distort, sprain, deform, twine, worm, twist around, flex, wriggle, writhe

  5. wrench(verb)

    make a sudden twisting motion

    Synonyms:
    sprain, wring, twist, rick, wrick, turn

  6. wring, wrench(verb)

    twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

    "Wring one's hand"

    Synonyms:
    deform, gouge, squeeze, wring, extort, rack, twist, sprain, contort, wrick, turn, rick, distort

  7. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick(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"

    Synonyms:
    bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, change state, twist, release, rick, wring, call on, worm, flex, convolute, writhe, move around, become, grow, turn, sour, sophisticate, work, sprain, curve, twist around, change by reversal, twine, distort, wrestle, turn over, reverse, plow, ferment, squirm, pervert, plough

Wiktionary

  1. wrench(noun)

    a hand tool for making rotational adjustments, such as fitting nuts and bolts, or fitting pipes.

    Synonyms:
    spanner

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wrench

    Synonyms:
    wrest, twist, distort, strain, extort, wring

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrench(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wrest, wring, twist

  2. wrench(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sprain, strain, distort

  3. wrench(n.)

    Synonyms:
    twist

  4. wrench(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sprain, strain

  5. wrench(n.)

    Synonyms:
    screw-key

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wrench":

    dongle, spanner, key, curly, brace, switch, ratchet, stopcock

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How to use wrench in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Barnes:

    When we change the time by one hour, it throws a monkey wrench into our circadian process, the following Monday, we've discovered that people have about 40 minutes less sleep. Because we're already short on sleep to begin with, the effects of even 40 minutes are noticeable.

  2. Kyle Pomerleau:

    It does throw a little bit of wrench into things, to the extent that individuals are relying on the refund any delay is going to be a negative.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bonecrushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forge it into steel.

  4. Philip Baggaley:

    The initial surge in bookings, there was probably some pent-up demand in there. There's no doubt that the increase in [ Covid-19 ] cases and quarantines throws a monkey wrench into it.

  5. Tim Don:

    The doctor said,' It's going to give you the best chance to get back to an active lifestyle and, hopefully, racing professionally again.' they literally get four titanium screws and a torque wrench and tighten them into your skull with just a local anesthetic. Every time a screw comes loose, they screw it deeper into your skull. I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy.

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Translations for wrench

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  • arrancarAragonese
  • مفتاح الربطArabic
  • асҡысBashkir
  • klíčCzech
  • skruenøgleDanish
  • Drehbewegung, drehen, verrenken, Schraubenschlüssel, SchlüsselGerman
  • γαλλικο ΚΛΕΙΔΙGreek
  • ŝraŭbŝlosilo, tordoEsperanto
  • llave, llave de tuerca, llave inglesa, tirónSpanish
  • nyrjäyttää, huijaus, kiintoavain, keino, vääntö, temppu, nyrjähdys, petos, vinssi, petkutus, vintturiFinnish
  • clé de serrage, clef à écrous, clef, arracher, clé, serre-écrouFrench
  • sníomh, freangIrish
  • snìomhScottish Gaelic
  • csavarkulcs, villáskulcs, rántás, franciakulcs, ránt, rándít, rángat, kificamít, rándítás, ficamításHungarian
  • kungris, kunci inggrisIndonesian
  • slogare, slogatura, strappo, chiave, torcere, spinta, storcere, chiave piatta, dolore, storta, chiave inglese, serradadi, strazio, strattoneItalian
  • מפתח ברגיםHebrew
  • スパナ, レンチJapanese
  • извиткување, исчашување, одвртувач, клучMacedonian
  • moersleutel, verdriet, schroefsleutel, verstuiken, omslaan, afbreken, los/vastdraaien, loswringen, sleutel, Engelse sleutel, ruk, verzwikken, moeilijk afscheidDutch
  • chave inglesaPortuguese
  • răsucire, [[cheie]] [[fixă]]Romanian
  • вывёртывать, разводной ключ, дёргать, вывихнуть, ключ, вырывать, выкручивать, тянуть, гаечный ключRussian
  • förvridning, ryck, skiftnyckel, bändning, vridningSwedish
  • ประแจThai
  • 扳手Chinese

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