Textual thesaurus for "wrench"

(noun) spanner

a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

(noun) twist

a jerky pulling movement

(noun) twist, pull

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell; he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

(verb) sprain, rick, wrick, turn, twist

twist suddenly so as to sprain

wrench one's ankle; The wrestler twisted his shoulder; the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell; I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days

(verb) wring

twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

Wring one's hand

(verb) twist

twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates

wrench a window off its hinges; wrench oneself free from somebody's grip; a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest