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wrench

verb [T]  /rentʃ/ us  

wrench verb [T] (TWIST)

to pull and twist something suddenly or violently away from a fixed position: The ball was wrenched from his hands by another player. If you wrench part of your body, such as your arm or knee, you twist it badly and injure it: He wrenched his back while digging in the garden.

wrench

noun [C]  /rentʃ/ us  

wrench noun [C] (TOOL)

a tool for holding and turning objects: an adjustable wrench
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