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.
WRENCH, n. 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.