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Noun: sprain  spreyn
  1. A painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
Verb: sprain  spreyn
  1. Twist suddenly so as to sprain
    "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell";
    - twist, wrench, turn, wrick, rick

Derived forms: sprained, spraining, sprains

Type of: injure, pull, twist, wound, wrench

Encyclopedia: Sprain