Synonyms for (noun) wrench

Synonyms: wrench, spanner

Definition: a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

Similar words: hand tool

Definition: a tool used with workers' hands


Synonyms: twist, wrench

Definition: a jerky pulling movement

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: wrench, twist, pull

Definition: a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

Usage: the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell; he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm

Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms for (verb) wrench

Synonyms: sprain, rick, wrench, wrick, turn, twist

Definition: twist suddenly so as to sprain

Usage: wrench one's ankle; The wrestler twisted his shoulder; the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell; I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days

Similar words: wound, injure

Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to


Synonyms: wrench, wring

Definition: twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

Usage: Wring one's hand

Similar words: twine, twist, distort

Definition: form into a spiral shape

Usage: The cord is all twisted


Synonyms: wrench, twist

Definition: twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates

Usage: wrench a window off its hinges; wrench oneself free from somebody's grip; a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Similar words: pull

Definition: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

Usage: Pull the rope; Pull the handle towards you; pull the string gently; pull the trigger of the gun; pull your knees towards your chin


Synonyms: wrench

Definition: make a sudden twisting motion

Similar words: worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe, twist, squirm

Definition: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Usage: The prisoner writhed in discomfort; The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace