Definition - wrenches

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wrenches
  1. make a sudden twisting motion
  2. a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
  3. a jerky pulling movement
  4. a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
  5. twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
  6. twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"
  7. twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"