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Synonyms for wrench
rɛntʃwrench

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Wiktionary

  1. wrenchnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrench, twist, pullnoun

    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, wrenchnoun

    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, spannerverb

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

    Synonyms:
    pull, twist, spanner

  4. wrench, twistverb

    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. wrenchverb

    make a sudden twisting motion

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

  6. wring, wrenchverb

    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, rickverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrenchverb

    Synonyms:
    wrest, wring, twist

  2. wrenchverb

    Synonyms:
    sprain, strain, distort

  3. wrenchnoun

    Synonyms:
    twist

  4. wrenchnoun

    Synonyms:
    sprain, strain

  5. wrenchnoun

    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. 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.

  2. Elie Honig:

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is just basically talking smack, trying to throw a monkey wrench into this procedure.

  3. 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.

  4. Philip Baggaley:

    Standard Poor certainly could be Standard Poor, 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. Brian Mason:

    If this case is not dismissed, your honor, it's going to throw a monkey wrench into the gears of federalism. It will throw gasoline on the ideological fires that are already raging out of control in this country.


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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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