The definition of a wrench is a tool with jaws used for holding, turning or twisting.(noun)
An example of a wrench is what someone would use to loosen and unscrew a bolt.
Wrench is defined as to twist or jerk suddenly with force.(verb)
An example of to wrench is stepping off a curb and twisting an ankle.
See wrench in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE wrenc, a trick, deceit; akin to Ger ränke, a bend, twist < IE *wreng- < base *wer-, to twist, turn > worm
See wrench in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English wrenchen, to twist
Origin: , from Old English wrencan; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
left to right: ratcheting box, adjustable, and open end wrenches
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