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wrenching

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intensely or unbearably painful
  • forced to make the emotionally wrenching decision to place her mother in a nursing home
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wrenching

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a forceful rotating or pulling motion for the purpose of dislodging something
  • after a lot of wrenching and tugging, the plumber managed to pull the stubborn pipe free
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wrenching

verb , present participle of wrench

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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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