Synonyms of wrench in English:

wrench


See US English definition of wrench

See UK English definition of wrench

See Spanish definition of arrancar

noun

1‘she felt a terrific wrench on her shoulders as he tried to haul her back’

SYNONYMS
tug, pull, jerk, jolt, wrest, heave, twist
informal yank

2‘hold the piston with a wrench and unscrew the washer’

SYNONYMS
spanner, adjustable spanner
North American monkey wrench

3‘he had no injury other than a wrench in his arm’

SYNONYMS
sprain, twist, strain, rick, crick, dislocation

4‘leaving Africa was an immense wrench’

SYNONYMS
painful parting, distressing separation, traumatic event
pain, ache, pang, trauma

verb

1‘he wrenched the gun from her hand’

SYNONYMS
tug, pull, jerk, wrest, heave, twist, tear, rip, pluck, grab, seize, snatch, force, take by force, remove by force, prise, peel
North American pry
informal yank

2‘Ruth had slipped and wrenched her ankle’

SYNONYMS
sprain, twist, turn, strain, rick, crick, pull, dislocate, put out of joint
damage, injure, hurt