v. twist or turn suddenly and forcibly; move, extract, or force free by pulling violently
She had to wrench free of her attacker and land a powerful kick to his kneecap.
Sentence in Classic:
Then, catching hold of the bridle, he gave his jaw a sharp wrench, by way of gentle reminder that he was not his own master; and by these means turned him round.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
With a wrench, which threw his victim back upon the bed as though hurled from a height, he turned and sprang at us.
Rage and hate flowed into her and stiffened her spine and with one wrench she tore herself loose from his arms.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The Dardanian stooped over it, and would wrench away the steel, to follow with the weapon him whom he could not catch in running.
Thou mayest conceal it, too, from the ministers and magistrates, even as thou didst this day, when they sought to wrench the name out of thy heart, and give thee a partner on thy pedestal.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
She, supposing Edgar could not see her, snatched the cloth from my hand, and pinched me, with a prolonged wrench, very spitefully on the arm.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context