Wrenching


Wrenching
Wrench Wrench, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrenched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrenching}.] [OE. wrenchen, AS. wrencan to deceive, properly, to twist, from wrenc guile, deceit, a twisting. ????. See {Wrench}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence. [1913 Webster]

Wrench his sword from him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched With a woeful agony. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert. [1913 Webster]

You wrenched your foot against a stone. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.