Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “wrench”

wrench

noun     /renʃ/
SADNESS [no plural] a situation in which you are very sad because you have to leave someone or something: She found leaving home a real wrench.Feeling sad and unhappy
TOOL [C] US (UK spanner) a tool with a round end that is used to turn nuts and bolts (= metal objects used to fasten things together) ToolsGardening tools
(Definition of wrench noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “wrench”

Definitions of “wrench” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More