WRENCH, v.t. [See Wring.]

1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist or force by violence; as, to wrench a sword from anothers hand.

2. To strain; to sprain; to distort.

You wrenched your foot against a stone.


1. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.

2. A sprain; an injury by twisting; as in a joint.

3. An instrument for screwing or unscrewing iron work.

4. Means of compulsion. [Not used.]

5. In the plural, sleights; subtilties.