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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.]
1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by
Wrench his sword from him. --Shak.
Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched
With a woeful agony. --Coleridge.
2. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
You wrenched your foot against a stone. --Swift.
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