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noun     wrench pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [singular] a strong movement of pulling and twisting something

    She felt a wrench on her shoulders as he pulled her down.

  2. 2
    [singular] a feeling of sadness caused by leaving a place or a person that you love, or by hearing sad or shocking news

    It was quite a wrench leaving that house and beautiful garden.

  3. 3
    [countable] American a spanner


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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