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wrenches

noun
plural of wrench

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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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

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wrenches

verb
present tense third-person singular of wrench

Synonyms & Antonyms of wrenches (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure
  • wrenched her shoulder by all of that heavy lifting

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3 to separate or remove by forceful pulling
  • wrenched the post out of the ground

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“Wrenches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wrenches. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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