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wrench

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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wrenchwrench1 /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.
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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.
wrenchwrench2 noun  1 wrench.jpg [countable] especially American English a metal tool that you use for turning nuts syn spanner British English2 throw a (monkey) wrench in something3 [singular]REGRET/FEEL SORRY a strong feeling of sadness that you get when you leave a person or place that you love Leaving New York had been a terrible wrench.4 [countable usually singular]PULL a twisting movement that pulls something violently He grabbed the rope and gave it a wrench.
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wrenchBut I know it is going to be a wrench.As she told me the bad news, I felt a wrench in my stomach.He had a wrench hanging from his belt loop.One wrench of your back could cause permanent damage.Yet Washington keeps throwing political wrenches into oil projects at home and abroad.I pushed the wrench down the side of Armstrong's driving seat and wound up the engine.Spray it and then use the wrench on it, jump on to the window ledge then on to the door.
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Verb table
wrench
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywrench
he, she, itwrenches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywrenched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wrenched
he, she, ithas wrenched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wrenched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wrench
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wrenched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wrenching
he, she, itis wrenching
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you, we, theyare wrenching
Past
I, he, she, itwas wrenching
you, we, theywere wrenching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wrenching
he, she, ithas been wrenching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wrenching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wrenching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wrenching
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