Phyllis admitted that she has trouble wrenching herself away from a good book."2. To injure a part of one's body by making a violent twisting motion: "Eddie wrenched his back when he tried to lift a heavy box while his son, Leo, at the same time, was wrenching his knee while playing football."
3. To take something in a forceful way: "Carmen's little brother wrenched the toy away from Kim when she refused to let him have it back."
2. A violent twisting or pulling movement: "Mario snapped the tree's thick root with a wrench of the shovel."
Mike, the auto mechanic, wrenched his wrist when the wrench which he was using could not loosen the tight nut on the motor.
Calvin was trying to wrench the bolts off the wheel rim while he was changing the flat tire when he realized that he had the wrong size wrench.
Once he had the right wrench, with one strong wrenching motion, the bolts came loose and the job was done in a few minutes.
2. A tool that has a fixed jaw and a movable jaw which is controlled by a spiral gear or slide.
It is used to install or to remove bolts and nuts of various sizes.
The wrench itself comes in a variety of lengths and jaw sizes.
A crescent wrench has smooth jaws while a pipe wrench has serrated jaws.