- 1[countable] a metal tool with a specially shaped end for holding and turning things, including one that can be adjusted to fit objects of different sizes, also called amonkey wrench
- 2[singular] pain or unhappiness that you feel when you have to leave a person or place that you love Leaving home was a terrible wrench for me.
- 3[countable, usually singular] a sudden and violent twist or pull She stumbled and gave her ankle a painful wrench. Idioms
to do something to spoil someone's plans
throw a (monkey) wrench in/into the works (informal)jump to other results