verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of wrench
Related formswrench·er, nounwrench·ing·ly, adverbout·wrench, verb (used with object)un·wrenched, adjective
Can be confusedranch wrench
Examples from the Web for wrench
Hillary Clinton, he argues, throws a wrench into the system.
Now the government of President François Hollande is throwing a wrench into the American rush toward peace with Iran.Why France Is to Blame for Blocking the Iran Nuclear Agreement|Christopher Dickey|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Factories were hiring anyone who could breathe and turn a wrench.The Federal Government Should Hire the Long-Term Unemployed|Megan McArdle|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Should we see David Lee (Zach Grenier) as the wrench in the works at Lockhart & Associates?‘The Good Wife’: Robert and Michelle King on Alicia, Kalinda, Renewal Prospects, and More|Jace Lacob|March 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even one minor glitch and the machine could wrench itself out of his control.
I'm saying it; Gerard cut him off from getting past, and he pitched a wrench that knocked him out.From the Car Behind|Eleanor M. Ingram
The wear of the measuring screw and nut is taken up by screwing the bushing A into the frame with the wrench shown in Fig. 37.Measuring Tools|Unknown
The moment my hand grasped the handle I leapt upon the little step and tried to wrench the door open.A Master of Mysteries|L. T. Meade
"I am going down stairs, Mr. Desmond," she replied coldly, and trying to wrench her hand away.Little Golden's Daughter|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
The incident revealed what a wrench the hearts and nerves of even the seamen had undergone.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for wrench
Word Origin for wrench
Idioms and Phrases with wrench
see throw a monkey wrench.