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synonyms for wrenching

  • bend
  • dislocate
  • distort
  • rip
  • sprain
  • tweak
  • wrest
  • wring
  • yank
  • coerce
  • compel
  • contort
  • dislodge
  • drag
  • exact
  • extract
  • pervert
  • pinch
  • pull
  • rend
  • screw
  • squeeze
  • strain
  • tear
  • tug
  • twist
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antonyms for wrenching

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  • deter
  • give
  • idle
  • leave alone
  • straighten
  • untwist
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How to use wrenching in a sentence

With a mold to shape their composite, the scientists made a working wrench.
ANALYZE THIS: INSECT SHELLS COULD HELP BUILDERS ON MARSCAROLYN WILKENOVEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Sometimes producers introduce special “powers” that can throw a wrench into things.
HOW ‘BIG BROTHER’ (BARELY) REDEEMED ITSELF AFTER ONE OF THE MOST BORING SEASONS EVEREMILY YAHROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The latter point throws a big wrench into proponents of a “herd immunity” approach wherein you simply let enough people get infected and become immune.
WE DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT COVID ANTIBODIES TO COUNT ON THEMSY MUKHERJEEOCTOBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
Then, in his second year on the job, Culp got thrown a monkey wrench in the form of the coronavirus.
LARRY CULP: WE’RE IN THE SECOND OR THIRD INNING OF GE’S TURNAROUNDDANIEL BENTLEYOCTOBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
Though the pandemic has thrown a wrench in the growth of China’s middle class, it is nonetheless growing, meaning millions more people per year have the means to acquire possessions like cars.
THIS TINY ELECTRIC CAR IS SELLING LIKE HOT CAKES IN CHINAVANESSA BATES RAMIREZOCTOBER 1, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
"I don't believe in such folly," cried Dorothy angrily, wrenching her hand from the woman's grasp.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Then I felt a sharp wrenching and a great pain in my neck, to which it seemed my departed head had, after all, returned.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
He staggered for an instant, and she succeeded, at last, in wrenching open the door.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
Wrenching himself loose from the curtain, he jumped and landed on Michael's back.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
"Shot in the hand, I understand," Mayhan went on, wrenching the bag open at length with considerable fuss and feather.
THE TIGRESSANNE WARNER
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WORDS RELATED TO WRENCHING

  • abstraction
  • derivation
  • drawing
  • elicitation
  • eradication
  • evocation
  • evulsion
  • expression
  • extirpation
  • extrication
  • pulling
  • separation
  • taking out
  • uprooting
  • withdrawal
  • wrenching
  • wresting
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