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sprain

 
pronunciation:
spreIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sprains, spraining, sprained
definition: to twist so that ligaments are stretched or torn.
I sprained my left ankle when I tripped on the stairs.
similar words:
twist, wrench
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part of speech: noun
definition: the twisting of a body joint so that ligaments are stretched or torn.
The sprain in my wrist makes it hard for me to write.
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  body, first aid, injury