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English definition of “sprain”


verb [T] uk   /spreɪn/ us  
to cause an injury to a joint (= a place where two bones are connected) by a sudden movement: She sprained her ankle playing squash.Injuring and injuries
noun [C] uk   us  
He hasn't broken anything - it's just a bad sprain.Injuring and injuries
(Definition of sprain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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