sprain has definitions from the field of medicine
[ verb ] twist suddenly so as to sprain


"wrench one's ankle" "The wrestler twisted his shoulder" "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell" "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Halfback Bud_Priddy , slowed for almost a month by a slowly mending sprained ankle , joined TCU 's workout Monday .

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[ noun ] (medicine) a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments

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