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Allen wrench, Stillson wrench, abrade, abrasion, ache, aching, acute pain, adjustable wrench, alligator wrench, anamorphism, anamorphosis, asymmetry, badger, bark, belie, bend, bite, blackmail, blemish, bloody, blow, bob, boring pain, box wrench, break, buckle, burlesque, burn, camouflage, caricature, carriage wrench, chafe, chain wrench, charley horse, check, chip, claim, claw, coerce, color, compel, concussion, confuse, constrain, contort, contortion, crack, crackle, cramp, cramps, craze, crick, crook, crookedness, crumple, cut, darting pain, demand, detorsion, deviation, disguise, disproportion, distort, distortion, distress, dolor, drag, exact, exaction, exaggerate, extort, extortion, falsify, flash burn, flick, flip, flirt, flounce, force, force from, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fulgurant pain, gall, garble, gash, get one wrong, get wrong, girdle pain, gloss, gnarl, gnawing, gouge, grief, griping, hitch, hurt, imbalance, incise, incision, injure, injury, irregularity, jerk, jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jumping pain, kink, knot, lacerate, laceration, lancinating pain, lesion, levy blackmail, lopsidedness, lug wrench, maim, make mincemeat of, maul, misapply, misapprehend, miscite, miscolor, misconceive, misconstrue, misdeem, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misinterpret, misjudge, misquote, misread, misrender, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, mistake, misteach, mistranslate, misunderstand, monkey wrench, mortal wound, mutilate, mutilation, nasty blow, nip, overdraw, overstate, pain, pang, parody, paroxysm, passion, pervert, pierce, pinch, pipe wrench, pluck, prick, pry loose from, puncture, quirk, rend, rend from, rending, rent, rick, rip, rip from, ripping, run, rupture, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, screw, screw key, scuff, second-degree burn, seizure, shake down, sharp pain, shock, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, skin, slant, slash, slit, snake, snatch, snatch from, socket wrench, sore, sore spot, spanner, spark-plug wrench, spasm, sprain, spring, squeeze, stab, stab wound, stabbing pain, start, stick, stitch, strain, strain the sense, stress, stress of life, stroke, sudden pull, suffering, tap wrench, tappet wrench, tear, tear from, tearing, tender spot, third-degree burn, thrill, throes, tormen, torsion, tortuosity, torture, trauma, traumatize, travesty, turn, turn awry, tweak, twinge, twist, twist the words, twitch, understate, unsymmetry, warp, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench from, wrenching, wrest, wresting, wring, wring from, wringing, writhe, wry, yank, yerk

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  • Wrench — (r[e^]nch), n. [OE. wrench deceit, AS. wrenc deceit, a twisting; akin to G. rank intrigue, crookedness, renken to bend, twist, and E. wring. [root]144. See {Wring}, and cf. {Ranch}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrench — Wrench, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrenched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrenching}.] [OE. wrenchen, AS. wrencan to deceive, properly, to twist, from wrenc guile, deceit, a twisting. ????. See {Wrench}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrench — vb Wrench, wrest, wring can all basically mean to turn or twist forcibly, but they tend to vary widely in the implied purpose or result of the action. Wrench denotes a twisting or turning with considerable force, often with an abrupt tug or yank …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wrench — rench vt to injure or disable by a violent twisting or straining <slipped and wrenched her back> wrench n a sharp twist or sudden jerk straining muscles or ligaments also the resultant injury (as of a joint) …   Medical dictionary

  • wrench — [rench] n. [ME < OE wrenc, a trick, deceit; akin to Ger ränke, a bend, twist < IE * wreng < base * wer , to twist, turn > WORM] 1. a sudden, sharp twist or pull 2. an injury caused by a twist or jerk, as to the back, a joint, etc. 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • wrench — index contort, deprive, distort, exact, force (break), luxate, sever Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Will …   Law dictionary

  • wrench — [v] jerk, force violently bend, coerce, compel, contort, dislocate, dislodge, distort, drag, exact, extract, pervert, pinch, pull, rend, rip, screw, sprain, squeeze, strain, tear, tug, tweak, twist, wrest, wring, yank; concept 80 …   New thesaurus

  • wrench — ► VERB 1) pull or twist suddenly and violently. 2) injure (a part of the body) as a result of a sudden twisting movement. ► NOUN 1) a sudden violent twist or pull. 2) a feeling of abrupt pain and distress caused by one s own or another s… …   English terms dictionary

  • Wrench — For other uses, see Wrench (disambiguation). A set of chrome vanadium metric wrenches, open at one end, box/ring at the other. This type is commonly known as a combination wrench. A wrench or spanner is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical… …   Wikipedia

  • wrench — [1] A device for removing nuts, bolts, and other fasteners. [2] A colloquial term for a mechanic or someone who is handy repairing engines. [3] To use a wrench tool. See adjustable wrench Allen wrench box wrench brake adjusting wrench brake… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wrench — wrencher, n. wrenchingly, adv. /rench/, v.t. 1. to twist suddenly and forcibly; pull, jerk, or force by a violent twist: He wrenched the prisoner s wrist. 2. to overstrain or injure (the ankle, knee, etc.) by a sudden, violent twist: When she… …   Universalium

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