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wreak

Short Definition : inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on

Definition
(verb) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
Synonyms : bring , make for , play , work
Example Sentence
  • I cannot work a miracle
  • wreak havoc
  • bring comments
  • play a joke
  • The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wreak

wreak sounds like break..so if you break somebody head...you will definately be inflicted some punishment
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by preetisoni2411

WRECK=WREAK...wreck is used in relation to a ship,aeroplane...wreckage of ship on sea water
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by nileshdive

wreak<>freak- freak commits lot of stupid mistakes and he gets punished for it
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by akanksha.sahu

WREAK sounds like break. when you break something you "cause" (damage)
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by chandankala

Wreak sounds like creak...the ship creaked when the pirates wreaked havoc on it.
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by pushpa_edit

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by sansecretcp

wrench

Short Definition : twist; pull; strain; Ex. He wrenched the gun out of her hands.

Definition
(noun) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
Synonyms : pull , twist
Example Sentence
  • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
  • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Definition
(noun) a jerky pulling movement
Synonyms : twist

Definition
(noun) a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
Synonyms : spanner

Definition
(verb) twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
Synonyms : twist
Example Sentence
  • wrench a window off its hinges
  • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
  • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Definition
(verb) make a sudden twisting motion
Definition
(verb) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Synonyms : wring
Example Sentence
  • Wring one's hand

Definition
(verb) twist suddenly so as to sprain
Synonyms : rick , sprain , turn , twist , wrick
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrench

Remember as 'wire+inch', so "TWIST" this wire by 2 inch.
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by gunjanshah

wrench is a household tool used to pull,twist,strain....so all meaning of wrench comes from here only.
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by rohit_denholm

Renchi...paana...
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by Phanik12312

wrench--remember bench , several tools are required to make and break bench such as spanner, wrench used to twist,strain and pull out the nails..
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by worldisunderme

snds like 'trench'-so wen u fell into trench ur legs will be twisted ,strained......
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by mdhineshm

to get the crunch chocolate we have to twist and pull it from our friends
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by sansecretcp

Wrench sounds like drench.... if you do not use the wrench properly to fix the tap, you are sure to get drenched (wet).
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by pushpa_edit

wrest

Short Definition : obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp

Definition
(verb) obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
Example Sentence
  • wrest the knife from his hands
  • wrest a meaning from the old text
  • wrest power from the old government

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrest

wrest originates from the root word, wrestling ...everyone knows the meaning of wrestling.
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by chaitu2cool

in wrestling, wrestlers wrest the champions belt.. other meaning : no rest means wrest means u working hard to achieve something
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by arshnagpal

police arrest criminal and wrest him into the jail
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by bharatinuguri

Wrest and pressed...the child's mother tried to wrest the coin out of his hand but the child pressed it closer to himself.
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by pushpa_edit

wretch

Short Definition : miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile

Definition
(noun) performs some wicked deed
Definition
(noun) someone you feel sorry for
Synonyms : poor devil

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wretch

wretch - people in wrecked ship are miserable...'wretch'
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by the suspect

concentrate on the RET, it sounds like RAT . If someone's house is full of RATs, his life becomes miserable trying to get rid of them.
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by hritupon

people looking kids in crutch are unpleasant and unhappy with the kids mischief.
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by sansecretcp

Wr + etch... you etch (draw) something.
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by pushpa_edit

wr etch
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by jai ho

wring

Short Definition : twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)

Definition
(noun) a twisting squeeze
Synonyms : squeeze
Example Sentence
  • gave the wet cloth a wring

Definition
(verb) twist and press out of shape
Synonyms : contort , deform , distort

Definition
(verb) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Synonyms : wrench
Example Sentence
  • Wring one's hand

Definition
(verb) obtain by coercion or intimidation
Synonyms : extort , gouge , rack , squeeze
Example Sentence
  • They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
  • They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

Definition
(verb) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
Example Sentence
  • wring the towels

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wring

jab ring baahar na aaey to wring
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by friendofafriend

Wring, w+ring--a ring is made by twisting and turning of metal.
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by preetisoni2411

Washing machine Ring around to squeeze the water.
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by sansecretcp

Wring and sling sound the same... you wring the sling around your neck for added support.
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by pushpa_edit

w ring : u make ring by twisting of metal and dat extra w is to remind you that you wring cloth n get water
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by jai ho

wrinkle

Short Definition : small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.

Definition
(noun) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
Synonyms : crease , crinkle , furrow , line , seam
Example Sentence
  • his face has many lines
  • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

Definition
(noun) a minor difficulty
Example Sentence
  • they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out

Definition
(noun) a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
Definition
(verb) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
Synonyms : purse
Example Sentence
  • purse ones's lips

Definition
(verb) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
Synonyms : crease , crinkle , crisp , ruckle , scrunch , scrunch up
Example Sentence
  • The dress got wrinkled
  • crease the paper like this to make a crane

Definition
(verb) make wrinkled or creased
Synonyms : crease , furrow
Example Sentence
  • furrow one's brow

Definition
(verb) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
Synonyms : crease , crinkle , crumple , rumple
Example Sentence
  • This fabric won't wrinkle

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrinkle

In shops, we have Wrinkle-free shirts
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by dvaitheesh

Wrinkle and crinkle sound and mean the same. They mean, all crumpled up.
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by pushpa_edit

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