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"sprain" in British English

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sprainverb [T]

uk   us   /spreɪn/
sprain
noun [C] uk   us  
He hasn't ​broken anything - it's just a ​bad sprain.
(Definition of sprain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sprainverb [T]

 us   /spreɪn/
to ​stretch or ​tear the ​tissue that ​limits the ​movement of a ​joint in the ​body: My ​dadfell and sprained his ​knee.
sprain
noun [C]  us   /spreɪn/
He ​twisted his ​ankle and ​suffered a ​bad sprain.
(Definition of sprain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sprain”
in Korean 삐다…
in Arabic يَلتَوي…
in Malaysian terseliuh…
in French (se) fouler, se donner une entorse à…
in Russian растянуть связки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扭傷(關節)…
in Italian storcere…
in Turkish burkmak, incitmek…
in Polish skręcić…
in Spanish hacerse un esguince…
in Vietnamese làm bong gân…
in Portuguese torcer…
in Thai ทำให้เคล็ด…
in German verstauchen…
in Catalan fer-se un esquinç…
in Japanese (関節など)を捻挫(ねんざ)する, くじく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扭伤(关节)…
in Indonesian terkilir…
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