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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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