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verb (used with object)
to twist suddenly and forcibly; pull, jerk, or force by a violent twist: He wrenched the prisoner's wrist.
to overstrain or injure (the ankle, knee, etc.) by a sudden, violent twist: When she fell, she wrenched her ankle.
to affect distressingly as if by a wrench.
to wrest, as from the right use or meaning: to wrench the facts out of context.
verb (used without object)
to twist, turn, or move suddenly aside: He wrenched away.
to give a wrench or twist at something.
a wrenching movement; a sudden, violent twist: With a quick wrench, she freed herself.
a painful, straining twist, as of the ankle or wrist.
a sharp, distressing strain, as to the feelings.
a twisting or distortion, as of meaning.
a tool for gripping and turning or twisting the head of a bolt, a nut, a pipe, or the like, commonly consisting of a bar of metal with fixed or adjustable jaws.

before 1050; Middle English wrenchen (v.), Old English wrencan to twist, turn; cognate with German renken

wrencher, noun
wrenchingly, adverb
outwrench, verb (used with object)
unwrenched, adjective

retch, winch, wrench, wretch.

4. distort, twist, warp. Unabridged
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wrench (rɛntʃ)
1.  to give (something) a sudden or violent twist or pull esp so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached: to wrench a door off its hinges
2.  (tr) to twist suddenly so as to sprain (a limb): to wrench one's ankle
3.  (tr) to give pain to
4.  (tr) to twist from the original meaning or purpose
5.  (intr) to make a sudden twisting motion
6.  a forceful twist or pull
7.  an injury to a limb, caused by twisting
8.  sudden pain caused esp by parting
9.  a parting that is difficult or painful to make
10.  a distorting of the original meaning or purpose
11.  See also torque wrench a spanner, esp one with adjustable jaws
[Old English wrencan; related to Old High German renken, Lithuanian rangyti to twist. See wrinkle1]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. wrencan "to twist," from P.Gmc. *wrankijanan (cf. O.H.G. renken, Ger. renken "to twist, wrench," O.E. wringan "to wring"), from PIE *wreng- "to turn" (cf. Skt. vrnakti "turns, twists," Lith. rengtis "to grow crooked, to writhe"), nasalized variant of *werg- "to turn" (cf. L. vergere "to turn, tend
toward"), from base *wer- "to turn, bend" (see versus). Related: Wrenched, wrenching.

O.E. wrenc "a twisting, artifice, trick;" see wrench (v.). The meaning "tool with jaws for turning" is first recorded 1794.
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