CET4 TEM4 GRE 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1. see wrench.
- wrist: [OE] The wrist is etymologically the ‘twisting’ joint. The word goes back to prehistoric Germanic *wristiz, which also produced German rist ‘instep, wrist’ and Swedish vrist ‘instep, ankle’. This was derived from the base *writh-, whose wr- sound seems originally to have been symbolic of the action of twisting. Variants of the base lie behind English wreath [OE], wrest [OE], and writhe [OE]; and gaiter may be related.
=> wreath, wrest, writhe
- wrist (n.)
- Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristiz (cognates: Old Norse rist "instep," Old Frisian wrist, Middle Dutch wrist, German Rist "back of the hand, instep"), from Proto-Germanic *wreik- "to turn" (see wry). The notion is "the turning joint." Wrist-watch is from 1889. Wrist-band is from 1570s as a part of a sleeve, 1969 as a perspiration absorber.
- 1. Masters shot a hand across the table and gripped his wrist.
- 2. Hanging from his right wrist is a heavy gold bracelet.
- 3. The fate line begins close to the wrist.
- 4. His fingers curled gently round her wrist.
- 5. Eleanor jerked her wrist free.
[ wrist 造句 ]