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sprain

 
pronunciation:
spreIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sprains, spraining, sprained
definition: to hurt the parts of your body that lie between bones by twisting or stretching.
I sprained my ankle when I tripped on the stairs.
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part of speech: noun
definition: the condition caused by twisting and stretching too much at a joint.
He can't operate that machine because of a wrist sprain.
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