Crossword Clue & Answers
5 December 2020
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple
We found 18 answers for the crossword clue 'Wrench', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.
We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.
We have given Wrench a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.
As well as being a clue we've also seen Wrench as an answer itself some 81 times.
Wrench is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.
We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Monday, 21 December 2020 with the answer being SPRAIN, we also found SPRAIN to be the most popular answer for this clue.
We've seen this clue in the following publications:
- Irish Independent - Simple - 21 Dec 2020
- The Sun Cryptic - 27 Aug 2020
- Irish Independent - Simple - 23 Jun 2020
- Irish Independent - Simple - 27 May 2020
- Irish Independent - Simple - 7 Jan 2020
- The Guardian Speedy - 1 Apr 2018
Definitions and usage
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- A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
- A jerky pulling movement
- A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
- Twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"
- 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"
- Make a sudden twisting motion
- 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"
A sudden abrupt pull
The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
A stack of hay
The means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
Channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
An American (especially to non-Americans)
United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
Regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
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"
Obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically; "wrest the knife from his hands"; "wrest a meaning from the old text"; "wrest power from the old government"
A painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
A twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
A painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
The act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
A twisting force
A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
Small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
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