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English noun: sprain

1. sprain (state) a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments


Broader (hypernym)pull, twist, wrench


English verb: sprain

1. sprain (body) twist suddenly so as to sprain


SamplesWrench one's ankle.
The wrestler twisted his shoulder.
The hikers sprained their ankles when they fell.
I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days.


ExamplesDid he sprain his foot?


Synonymsrick, turn, twist, wrench, wrick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound









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