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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:

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

How to pronounce wrench?

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How to say wrench in sign language?

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How to use wrench in a sentence?

  1. Maya Angelou:

    I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.

  2. Robbert Van Batenburg:

    The more conservative voices in the House essentially threw a wrench into Boehner's efforts to get DHS funding going, and I think maybe this serves as a litmus test for what they can do in the fall.

  3. Chuck Ragan:

    I had fun playing all sorts of old instruments on the record and I think we achieved a pretty full sound from the trashcan to the pipe wrench.

  4. Kurt Zuhlke:

    I wanted to throw the wrench into the gears and make sure that everybody realized that something is really wrong in this country.

  5. Brandon Hayes-Lattin:

    Cancer can throw a wrench in that to a substantial degree, what makes it challenging for adolescent and young adult patients that's different from younger patients and older patients is that there are some really unique things that face this group.


Translations for wrench

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  • arrancarAragonese
  • مفتاح الربطArabic
  • асҡысBashkir
  • klíčCzech
  • skruenøgleDanish
  • Drehbewegung, drehen, verrenken, Schraubenschlüssel, SchlüsselGerman
  • 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
  • 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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