wrench-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: suddenly twist and pull something, as if to remove it

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] WRENCH NP2[theme] (PP[source]) NP1[agent] WRENCH NP2[theme] (PP[destination])

He wrenched the window off its hinges.
She wrenched herself free from his grip.
A deep sigh was wrenched from his chest.
You have just wrenched from the Germans one of their best and richest colonies.
Danny wrenched her arm up behind her back.
Red Spring chirped as she wrenched her arm free.
Quit Wrenching The Steering Wheel.

VerbNet: remove-10.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: wrench.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: wring, as one's hands

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] WRENCH NP2[theme[body_part]] (PP[cause])

He was wrenching his hands, rubbing his hands on his legs, and he was sweating.
She has started wrenching her hands together continuously.
She was actually smiling all over her face, wrenching her hands in excitement.
The Queen was wrenching her hands in despair.
She paced up and down nervously near the window, wrenching her hands in utter misery.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: wrench.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: twist a body part suddenly so as to sprain

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[experiencer] WRENCH NP2[patient[body_part]]

Before Kyle could react, his ankle wrenched.
She wrenched her knee while getting to her seat.
Claimant spun sideways, wrenching his back.
Gaborik did not practice Sunday after wrenching his neck in a mid-ice collision.
He wrenched himself out of alignment.

VerbNet: hurt-40.8.3-2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: wrench.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: feel a wrenching emotion

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[patient[body_part]] WRENCH (PP[cause]) NP1[cause] WRENCH NP2[patient[body_part]] NP1[cause] WRENCH NP2[experiencer]

It wrenched her to watch them go.
She could not deny herself the inner turmoil that so wrenched her stomach.
Dry heaves wrenched her stomach.
Her stomach wrenched with dread.
Her stomach wrenched.

VerbNet: pain-40.8.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: wrench.01