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wrench in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwrenchwrench1 /rentʃ/ verb  1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]PULL to twist and pull something roughly from the place where it is being held I wrenched the packet from his grasp. The door had been wrenched open.2 wrench yourself away/free3 [transitive]MIINJURE to hurt a joint in your body by twisting it syn sprain I think I’ve wrenched my knee.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wrenchEvery punch and kick doubled her up with pain and wrenched a tortured shout from her throat.The boat wrenched and banked severely to the right.He wrenched at the stout panelling, roaring with fury.Horrified, she tried to wrench herself from sleep - then the water struck, roaring round her ears.Brian wrenched his back trying to carry a heavy box.They were almost at the church before he wrenched his mind back to the present.In 1943, the army wrenched the boy's father from him.Only greater humiliation could result from an attempt to wrench the truth from her.