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wrenching

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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

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wrenching

noun

Synonyms of wrenching (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Synonyms & Antonyms of wrenching (Entry 3 of 3)

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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“Wrenching.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wrenching. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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