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Dictionary and Thesaurus

Dictionary and Thesaurus

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wrench ‘rench v: 1. to move with a violent twist, also to undergo twisting 2. to pull or strain at something with violent twisting 3. to cause to suffer mental anguish. Wrench-ing-ly ’ren-chin-lēadv.

wrench ‘rench n: 1. a violent twisting or a pull with twisting 2. acute emotional distress, sudden violent mental change 3. a hand or power tool for holding, twisting, or turning an object (as a bolt or nut)

Wres-tle ’res-əl v. wres-tled; wres-tling 1. to contend by grappling with and striving to trip or throw an opponent down or off balance. 2. to combat an opposing tendency or force 3. to engage in deep thought, consideration or debate 4. to engage in a violent or determined struggle.

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Funding for this project is from the U.S. Department of Education to the Utah State Office of Education under Grant Award #S368A090019. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the project team and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Education.