wrench
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wrench(
rehnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tool)
a. la llave inglesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you pass me the wrench so that I can remove this bolt?¿Me puedes pasar la llave inglesa para que pueda quitar este perno?
2. (violent motion)
a. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Your sprain is likely due to a sudden wrench in the joint.Tu esguince se deba probablemente a un tirón repentino en la articulación.
b. el jalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She gave a wrench to the rope behind her back and set herself free.Pegó un jalón a la cuerda detrás de su espalda y se liberó.
3. (medicine)
a. la torcedura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The wrench in his knee was so painful that he could not walk for weeks.La torcedura de rodilla fue tan dolorosa que no pudo caminar por semanas.
4. (emotional pain)
a. el dolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was a wrench for her to leave her children at home unsupervised.Le fue un dolor dejar a sus niños en casa sin supervisión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to remove violently)
a. tirar
He wrenched the door from its hinges with a yank.Tiró la puerta de las bisagras con un tirón.
b. arrancar
She wrenched the toy from her younger sister's hands.Ella arrancó el juguete de las manos de su hermana menor.
6. (medicine)
a. torcerse
I slipped and wrenched my ankle yesterday, so it is very difficult to walk.Me resbalé y me torcí el tobillo ayer, así que es muy difícil caminar.
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wrench
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pull)
a. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (to ankle, shoulder)
a. la torcedura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it was a wrench to leaveme partía el corazón tener que irme
4. (spanner)
a. la llave
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (adjustable spanner)
a. la llave inglesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to wrench one's ankle/one's shouldertorcerse un tobillo/un hombro
to wrench something out of somebody's handsarrancarle algo a alguien de las manos
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wrench [rentʃ]
noun
1 (tug) tirón (m); jalón (m); (LAm)
to give sth a wrench tirar or jalar algo (con violencia or fuerza); (LAm)
2 (Med) torcedura (f)
3 (tool) llave (f) inglesa; llave (f) de tuerca
4
it was a wrench to see her go dolió mucho verla partir
transitive verb
1
to wrench sth off/(away) from/out of arrancar algo de; he wrenched himself free haciendo un gran esfuerzo se soltó; to wrench a door open abrir una puerta de un tirón or jalón; (LAm)
2 (Med) torcerse
intransitive verb
he wrenched free haciendo un gran esfuerzo se soltó
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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