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|
|Samples||Wrench 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.
|Examples||Did he sprain his foot?|
|Synonyms||rick, turn, twist, wrench, wrick|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||injure, wound|