Übersetzung von “wrench” — Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch


verb /rentʃ/ us /rentʃ/

to pull something violently away from a fixed position

The phone had been wrenched off the wall. Il telefono era stato strappato dalla parete.
noun /rentʃ/ us /rentʃ/ US UK spanner

a tool with a round end that is used to turn nuts and bolts (= metal objects used to fasten things together)

chiave inglese
put/throw a wrench in the works US UK put/throw a spanner in the works

to do something that prevents a plan or activity from succeeding

mettere i bastoni fra le ruote
The funding for the project was withdrawn, so that really threw a wrench in the works. Il finanziamento per il progetto è stato ritirato e questo ha veramente messo i bastoni fra le ruote.

(Übersetzung von “wrench” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)