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English definition of “wrench”

wrench

verb     /rentʃ/
[T + adv/prep] to pull and twist something suddenly or violently away from a fixed position : The photographer tripped over a lead , wrenching a microphone from its stand . The phone had been wrenched from/off the wall . The ball was wrenched out of his grasp by another player . His hands were tied but he managed to wrench himself free .Pulling [T] to twist part of your body badly , such as your arm or leg , and injure it: He wrenched his right shoulder during a game of hockey .Injuring and injuries [T usually passive] to suddenly take someone from people they love , causing them great unhappiness : At the age of eight, she was wrenched from her foster parents and sent to live with another family .Isolating and separating
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