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Meaning of "wrench" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WRENCH

Old English wrencan; related to Old High German renken, Lithuanian rangyti to twist.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WRENCH

wrench  [rɛntʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRENCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrench is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wrench in English.

WHAT DOES WRENCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wrench

Wrench

A wrench is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects—usually rotary fasteners, such as nuts and bolts—or keep them from turning. In British English, spanner is the standard term. The most common shapes are called open-ended spanner and ring spanner. The term wrench is generally used for tools that turn non fastening devices, or may be used for a monkey wrench - an adjustable spanner. In American English, wrench is the standard term. The most common shapes are called open-end wrench and box-end wrench. In American English, spanner refers to a specialized wrench with a series of pins or tabs around the circumference. In American commerce, such a wrench may be called a spanner wrench to distinguish it from the British sense of spanner. Higher quality wrenches are typically made from chromium-vanadium alloy tool steels and are often drop-forged. They are frequently chrome-plated to resist corrosion and ease cleaning.

Definition of wrench in the English dictionary

The first definition of wrench in the dictionary is to give a sudden or violent twist or pull esp so as to remove from that to which it is attached. Other definition of wrench is to twist suddenly so as to sprain. Wrench is also to give pain to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRENCH

PRESENT

Present
I wrench
you wrench
he/she/it wrenches
we wrench
you wrench
they wrench
Present continuous
I am wrenching
you are wrenching
he/she/it is wrenching
we are wrenching
you are wrenching
they are wrenching
Present perfect
I have wrenched
you have wrenched
he/she/it has wrenched
we have wrenched
you have wrenched
they have wrenched
Present perfect continuous
I have been wrenching
you have been wrenching
he/she/it has been wrenching
we have been wrenching
you have been wrenching
they have been wrenching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wrenched
you wrenched
he/she/it wrenched
we wrenched
you wrenched
they wrenched
Past continuous
I was wrenching
you were wrenching
he/she/it was wrenching
we were wrenching
you were wrenching
they were wrenching
Past perfect
I had wrenched
you had wrenched
he/she/it had wrenched
we had wrenched
you had wrenched
they had wrenched
Past perfect continuous
I had been wrenching
you had been wrenching
he/she/it had been wrenching
we had been wrenching
you had been wrenching
they had been wrenching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wrench
you will wrench
he/she/it will wrench
we will wrench
you will wrench
they will wrench
Future continuous
I will be wrenching
you will be wrenching
he/she/it will be wrenching
we will be wrenching
you will be wrenching
they will be wrenching
Future perfect
I will have wrenched
you will have wrenched
he/she/it will have wrenched
we will have wrenched
you will have wrenched
they will have wrenched
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wrenching
you will have been wrenching
he/she/it will have been wrenching
we will have been wrenching
you will have been wrenching
they will have been wrenching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wrench
you would wrench
he/she/it would wrench
we would wrench
you would wrench
they would wrench
Conditional continuous
I would be wrenching
you would be wrenching
he/she/it would be wrenching
we would be wrenching
you would be wrenching
they would be wrenching
Conditional perfect
I would have wrench
you would have wrench
he/she/it would have wrench
we would have wrench
you would have wrench
they would have wrench
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wrenching
you would have been wrenching
he/she/it would have been wrenching
we would have been wrenching
you would have been wrenching
they would have been wrenching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wrench
we let´s wrench
you wrench
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wrench
Past participle
wrenched
Present Participle
wrenching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRENCH


alebench
ˈeɪlˌbɛntʃ
bench
bɛntʃ
blench
blɛntʃ
clench
klɛntʃ
Dench
dɛntʃ
disbench
dɪsˈbɛntʃ
drench
drɛntʃ
entrench
ɪnˈtrɛntʃ
French
frɛntʃ
intrench
ɪnˈtrɛntʃ
kench
kɛntʃ
quench
kwɛntʃ
retrench
rɪˈtrɛntʃ
stench
stɛntʃ
Swiss-French
ˌswɪsˈfrɛntʃ
tench
tɛntʃ
trench
trɛntʃ
unclench
ʌnˈklɛntʃ
wench
wɛntʃ
workbench
ˈwɜːkˌbɛntʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRENCH

wrecker
wreckfish
wreckful
wrecking
wrecking ball
wrecking bar
wrecking crane
wreckmaster
Wrekin
wren
wrencher
wrenchingly
wrest
wrest pin
wrest plank
wrester
wrestle
wrestler
wrestling
wrestling hold

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRENCH

Allen wrench
Anglo-French
bedrench
Canadian French
hex key wrench
indrench
Law French
lug wrench
Middle French
monkey wrench
Norman French
oceanic trench
Old French
Old North French
pin wrench
slit trench
socket wrench
spanner wrench
the bench
the French
torque wrench

Synonyms and antonyms of wrench in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRENCH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wrench» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wrench
ache · adjustable spanner · blow · distort · force · jerk · pain · pang · pull · rick · rip · shifting spanner · shock · spanner · sprain · strain · tear · tug · twist · upheaval · wrest · wring · yank

Translation of «wrench» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRENCH

Find out the translation of wrench to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrench from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrench» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

痛苦
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nostalgia
570 millions of speakers

English

wrench
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रिंच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِفْتَاحُ رَبْط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выкручивание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

problema
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিকৃত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déchirement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kunci pas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ruck
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ねじり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쓰림
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wrench
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vặn mạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

İngiliz anahtarı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiave inglese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szarpnięcie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гайковий ключ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

strângere de inimă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πόνος χωρισμού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wrench
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ryck
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vridning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrench

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRENCH»

The term «wrench» is very widely used and occupies the 17.718 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRENCH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrench» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrench» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrench

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRENCH»

Discover the use of wrench in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrench and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wrench in the System: What's Sabotaging Your Business ...
In this groundbreaking book, technology designer Harold Hambrose shows executives and managers how to turn underperforming digital assets into powerhouse systems—how to specify small changes that dramatically boost productivity, how to ...
Harold Hambrose, 2009
2
The left-handed monkey wrench: stories and essays
Selections from the author's uncompleted second novel and stories about a lonely warrant officer, a crafty sailor, and a proud engineer are accompanied by essays about historical research and naval life and reform
Richard McKenna, Robert Shenk, 1984
3
Seven Abominations with a Wrench: Proverbs 6:16-19
SEVEN ABOMINATIONS WITH A WRENCH analyzes the abominations from a Biblical/ theological perspective. The Book attaches a list of "Discussion Questions."
Vernon G. Elgin, 2010
4
Diversity Management and Discrimination: Immigrants and ...
In this book, John Wrench traces the emergence of diversity management, highlights recent issues and trends, and considers the future development of diversity management in Europe.
Dr John Wrench, 2012
5
The Monkey Wrench Gang
With the Monkey Wrench Gang newly formed, the team sets out to destroy eyesores and protect their environment’s natural beauty. This wildly funny and infinitely wise novel is among Abbey’s most famous works of fiction.
Edward Abbey, 2011
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Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On ...
New to the Second Edition: * Information on research ethics and the Institutional Review Board process * A section on the different types of plagiarism * Re-conducted statistical analyses that reflect the newly doubled dataset * Integration ...
Candice Thomas-Maddox, Virginia Peck Richmond, James C. McCroskey, 2012
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DID MONKEYS INVENT THE MONKEY WRENCH?: HARDWARE STORES AND ...
A historical and anecdotal tour of an American institution turns up details about the origins of common tools and gadgets, their past and present uses, and stories connected with them.
Vince Staten, 1997
8
Who Uses a Wrench?
Simple text describes the use of a wrench.
‎2004
9
Monkey Wrench
Eva Wylie, aka the London Lassassin, wants only to win the British women's heavyweight wrestling championship.
Liza Cody, 1998
10
Monkey Wrench
The Monkey Wrench block became the symbol of freedom in our country's early quiltmaking. The block is typically based on a Four-Patch, Equal Nine-Patch, Unequal Nine-Patch, or Square in a Square block.
Barbara Smith, Shelley Hawkins, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRENCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrench is used in the context of the following news items.
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N.J. man indicted for double slaying of girlfriend, her father with …
... said he bludgeoned his girlfriend and her father to death with a pipe wrench earlier this year, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday. «NJ.com, Jul 15»
2
Police Blotter: Man swings wrench and threatens other driver in road …
Police Blotter: Man swings wrench and threatens other driver in road rage ... San Bruno man accused of swinging a wrench while threatening the other driver. «San Jose Mercury News, Jun 15»
3
Environmental Veteran Paul Wrench Joins RegScan, Inc. as Director …
based compliance management company, is pleased to announce that Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) industry veteran Paul Wrench has joined the ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
4
Shatner to travel across U.S. on three-wheeled motorcycle
This photo provided by courtesy of American Wrench/Rivet Motors shows American Wrench's Rivet motorcycle. "Star Trek" star, William Shatner, has partnered ... «WCVB Boston, Jun 15»
5
Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson says decision to retire was a …
The Aberdonian said it was “a huge wrench” to end his playing career but felt the time was right to make the change. He said: “I have loved my time at Aberdeen. «Aberdeen Press and Journal, May 15»
6
Thug who attacked clubber with wheel wrench is jailed for shocking …
A savage man who attacked a clubber with a wheel wrench during a frenzied assault that left a man with missing teeth has been jailed. The victim was set upon ... «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»
7
Could Johnny Manziel's girlfriend throw a wrench in his rehab?
Manziel's girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, continues to promote her drinking and partying on her Instagram account despite Manziel being in rehab. Could she be a ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 15»
8
Man Accused of Killing Man With Wrench
Abilene police say they arrested a 38-year-old man accused of beating a man to death after finding him at his ex-girlfriend's house Dec. 27. (Feb. 16, 2015). «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Feb 15»
9
Daly City man held in wrench attack outside Graton Casino
A Daly City man robbed a woman and attacked her with a wrench outside the ... hit the victim in the arm, hand and head with a metal wrench, authorities said. «SFGate, Jan 15»
10
Police: 'Homeowner Shot Christmas Burglar After Being Assaulted …
Police said the burglar allegedly assaulted the homeowner with a wrench during the fight, and proceeded to flee on foot as the homeowner followed with a ... «CBS Local, Dec 14»

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