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English definition of “wrench”

wrench

verb [T]     /rentʃ/
wrench sth from/off, etc sb/sth to pull something violently away from a fixed position : The phone had been wrenched off the wall .Pulling
to injure part of your body by turning it suddenly : I wrenched my right shoulder playing tennis .Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
(Definition of wrench verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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