- To turn; to twist; esp., to twist or extort by violence;
to pull of force away by, or as if by, violent wringing or twisting.
- To turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper
use or meaning by violence; to pervert; to distort.
- To tune with a wrest, or key.
- The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence,
- Active or moving power.
- A key to tune a stringed instrument of music.
- A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the
buckets is determined.