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sprain

verb [T] uk   us   /spreɪn/
to cause an injury to a joint (= a place where two bones are connected) by a sudden movement: She sprained her ankle playing squash.
sprain
noun [C] uk   us  
He hasn't broken anything - it's just a bad sprain.
Translations of “sprain”
in Arabic يَلتَوي…
in Korean 삐다…
in Malaysian terseliuh…
in French (se) fouler, se donner une entorse à…
in Turkish burkmak, incitmek…
in Italian storcere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扭傷(關節)…
in Russian растянуть связки…
in Polish skręcić…
in Vietnamese làm bong gân…
in Spanish hacerse un esguince…
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 Indonesian terkilir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扭伤(关节)…
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