Wrench

Wrench

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrenched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wrenching.] [OE. wrenchen, AS. wrencan to deceive, properly, to twist, from wrenc guile, deceit, a twisting. . See Wrench, n.]
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1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
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Wrench his sword from him.
Shak.
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Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched
With a woeful agony.
Coleridge.
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2. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
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You wrenched your foot against a stone.
Swift.
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