A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments:
— The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell.
A jerky pulling movement.
A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt.
Dutch: Engelse sleutel, fietssleutel, moeilijk afscheid, moersleutel, ruk, schroefsleutel, sleutel, verdriet
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.
Dutch: loswrikken, loswroeten, wrikken
Make a sudden twisting motion.
Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish.
Twist suddenly so as to sprain:
— Wrench one's ankle.
Dutch: omslaan, verrekken, verstuiken, verzwikken, zwikken
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