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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 of wrench twist, twisting, wrenching, wresting, wringing Words Related to wrench 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 of wrench draw, haul, jerk, pluck, tug, pull, yankWords Related to wrench drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms of wrench heave, shove, thrustAntonyms of wrench 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 of wrench twist, wrest, wring Words Related to wrench 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 of wrench pull, rack, stretch, strainWords Related to wrench 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 of wrench rip, tear, wrest, yankWords Related to wrench grab, nab, seize, snap (up), snatch; lop (off), nip; amputate, cut (off), dissever, sever; extract, force, jerk, prize, pry, pull, root (out), uprootNear Antonyms of wrench reattach



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