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Word meaning wrench

v. t. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.
v. t. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.
v. t. A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint.
v. t. Means; contrivance.
v. t. An instrument, often a simple bar or lever with jaws or an angular orifice either at the end or between the ends, for exerting a twisting strain, as in turning bolts, nuts, screw taps, etc.; a screw key. Many wrenches have adjustable jaws for grasping nuts, etc., of different sizes.
v. t. The system made up of a force and a couple of forces in a plane perpendicular to that force. Any number of forces acting at any points upon a rigid body may be compounded so as to be equivalent to a wrench.
n. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
n. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.

Crossword clues for wrench

- Hand tool
- Mechanic's tool
- Spanner

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