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wrench

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wrench

  1. 1 a forceful rotating or pulling motion for the purpose of dislodging something <with a sharp wrench of the hammer I pulled the nail from the board> Synonyms twist, twisting, wrenching, wresting, wringing Related Words draft, draw, extraction, pull, tug, yank; dislocation, displacement

  2. 2 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force <with one final hard wrench I was able to pull the cork from the bottle> Synonyms draw, haul, jerk, pluck, tug, pull, yankRelated Words drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms heave, shove, thrustAntonyms push




wrench

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wrench

  1. 1 to move by or as if by a forceful rotation <with one last sharp yank, he wrenched the lid off the bottle of ketchup> Synonyms twist, wrest, wring Related Words draw, dredge (up), extract, jerk, lug, pluck, pull, tug, tweak, yank; jimmy, lever, pry; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, remove; shift, transfer, transpose

  2. 2 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure <wrenched her shoulder by all of that heavy lifting> Synonyms pull, rack, stretch, strainRelated Words fray, tax, weaken; damage, harm, hurt, impair, wound; batter, bruise, tear; cripple, lame, mangle, mutilate

  3. 3 to separate or remove by forceful pulling <wrenched the post out of the ground> Synonyms rip, tear, wrest, yankRelated Words grab, nab, seize, snap (up), snatch; lop (off), nip; amputate, cut (off), dissever, sever; extract, force, jerk, prize, pry, pull, root (out), uprootNear Antonyms reattach




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