Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wrench

4 senses of wrench

Sense 1
wrench, twist -- (twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest")
       => pull -- (apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin")

Sense 2
wrench -- (make a sudden twisting motion)
       => writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist -- (to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace")

Sense 3
wring, wrench -- (twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand")
       => twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

Sense 4
twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick -- (twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Antonyms of adj wrenching

1 sense of wrenching

Sense 1
racking, wrenching -- (causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain")

INDIRECT (VIA painful) -> painless -- (not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry")

Similarity of adj wrenching

1 sense of wrenching

Sense 1
racking, wrenching -- (causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain")
       => painful (vs. painless) -- (causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness")

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