View definitions for wrenched


adjective as in sprained

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adjective as in torn

adjective as in twisted

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Example Sentences

Some applicants, however, say the pandemic has thrown a wrench in a time-intensive and financially draining process.

From Vox

In North County, both teacher resistance and staff shortages have thrown major wrenches in efforts to reopen schools from Vista to Encinitas to Escondido.

The global pandemic threw an unexpected wrench into the business plans of media companies large and small, and for the unlucky, caused them to shut their doors — or shut down their websites — completely.

From Digiday

One especially frantic Hasid had wrenched his wife to death while fixing his station wagon in front of all nine of his children.

The odor wrenched the stomach and made one hesitant to breathe.

On the day the game came out, I played for a few hours, then wrenched myself away to play tennis with a friend.

In a moment Harry had wrenched the gun from her, and with a blow bent the barrel of the rifle around the door frame.

Mr. Parsons wrenched away with a will, and soon the great bar was bent almost to a right angle.

Without another word he wrenched himself from her, opened the front door, and ran out into the night.

Squatting on his haunches he wrenched a large tobacco-wad from a black plug, then leaned over towards his neighbour and grunted.

Valmond caught the giant's wrist with both hands, and with a mighty effort wrenched himself aside.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wrenched, such as: strained, and turned.

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