Translation of "wrench" - English-Spanish dictionary

wrench

verb /rentʃ/

to pull something violently away from a fixed position

arrancar
The phone had been wrenched off the wall.
noun /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)

llave inglesa
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

suponer un obstáculo
The funding for the project was withdrawn, so that really threw a wrench in the works.

(Translation of “wrench” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

wrench

verb /rentʃ/

to pull with a violent movement

arrancar
He wrenched the gun out of her hand.

to sprain

torcer, luxar
I wrenched my shoulder moving furniture about.

(Translation of “wrench” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)