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Kids who double deposit throw a wrench into the delicate science of projecting incoming class size.
Even one minor glitch and the machine could wrench itself out of his control.
Now the government of President François Hollande is throwing a wrench into the American rush toward peace with Iran.
Hillary Clinton, he argues, throws a wrench into the system.
He knew that it would be a wrench definitely excluding Bob from the team, and he hated to have to do it.
They resisted, they struggled, and with a wrench they conquered day by day.
Then, as he took a step forward to check on Calat's condition, she backed off slightly, half lifting the wrench again.
No man could feel the wrench that lay before him more than he.
It seemed to Archie that he himself could wrench the bars away with his hands; but he found that he could not when he tried them.
Old English wrencan "to twist," from Proto-Germanic *wrankijanan (cf. Old High German renken, German renken "to twist, wrench," Old English wringan "to wring"), from PIE *wreng- "to turn" (cf. Sanskrit vrnakti "turns, twists," Lithuanian rengtis "to grow crooked, to writhe"), nasalized variant of *werg- "to turn" (cf. Latin vergere "to turn, tend toward"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Related: Wrenched, wrenching.
Old English wrenc "a twisting, artifice, trick;" see wrench (v.). The meaning "tool with jaws for turning" is first recorded 1794.