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Meaning & Definition of Sprain in English

English

Sprain

/spren/

noun

1. A painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments

    synonym:
  • sprain

verb

1. Twist suddenly so as to sprain

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • sprain
  • ,
  • wrench
  • ,
  • turn
  • ,
  • wrick
  • ,
  • rick