wrench

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a sudden motion, such as a pull

a tool with jaws for gripping and twisting

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to injure a (bodily part) by twisting

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to move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion

to alter the position of by a sharp, forcible twisting or turning movement

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to obtain by coercion or intimidation

to give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly

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a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

a jerky pulling movement

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twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates

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make a sudden twisting motion

twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

twist suddenly so as to sprain

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Use the properly sized box-end wrench, usually metric, for the plug.
of oil, an oil filter wrench, a box-end wrench the size of your filler plug, a funnel, rags and, of course, a new oil filter appropriate for your car or truck.
Try to use a box-end wrench or a socket wrench instead.
When I got the box, it contained half a dozen rusty open-end wrenches; a ruined pocket knife; an ancient ice pick; a crescent wrench; two box-end wrenches; a whetstone; four hole punches; several tiny, worn-out screwdrivers; a fine pair of antediluvian lineman's pliers; and three hose clamps of obsolete design.
Box-end wrenches work better than sockets on stuck heads because they twist in the same plane as the head, rather than being offset by an inch or more.