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noun as in monkey wrench

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Regulators in other countries could also put a spanner in the works.

The Daily Pic: Her "appropriations" of August Sander throw a spanner in art's works.

When C is almost as tight as it can be made, it is held by one spanner, while B is turned back through a small angle with another.

The spanner caught him on the shoulder, and he grunted in pain, but he kept on moving away from Mellon.

Behind him were Chief Multhaus, also armed with a stun gun, and four members of the power crew, each armed with a heavy spanner.

He was working at it with a spanner when O'Donoghue, breathless and in a bad temper, came up with him.

Always have a spanner sticking out of a pocket, and a hunk of bread and cheese tied up in a coloured handkerchief in our hands.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spanner, such as: obstruction wrench, pipe wrench, and null.

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