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sprain

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
sprainsprain /spreΙͺn/ ●○○ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š MIto damage a joint in your body by suddenly twisting it syn twist πŸ”Š I fell down the steps and sprained my ankle.β–Ί see thesaurus at hurt, injury β€”sprain noun [countable] πŸ”Š I thought my wrist might be broken, but it was just a bad sprain.
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Examples from the Corpus
sprainβ€’ Sharks officials said it was a slight sprain.β€’ You'll need strong walking boots in the mountains, if you don't want to sprain an ankle.β€’ Amy fell down and sprained her ankle.β€’ When a kid sprains her hand or jams her finger, which happens often, she tries to shake it out.β€’ Cornerback Rod Woodson sprained his left groin.β€’ Although I knew it was badly sprained I did not feel it was broken.β€’ Backup guard / center Jesse Sapolu is questionable with a sprained left ankle.β€’ I sprained my knee while I was playing basketball.β€’ A sprain or a broken leg.β€’ The bench pulls, for example, tugged away at my sprained pec.β€’ Left tackle Derrick Deese has a sprained right foot and is probable for the game.sprained ... ankleβ€’ As expected, the Clippers activated Stanley Roberts, out since Nov. 29 with a sprained ankle.β€’ On the third morning, she slipped in the omnipresent mud and sprained an ankle.β€’ Corie Blount suffered a mildly sprained right ankle after his awkward landing following a defensive rebound.β€’ Defensive tackle Bryant Young sprained his right ankle and is questionable.β€’ He had a knee injury, sprained his ankle twice, got the flu twice.β€’ For a sprained ankle use rest, ice, compression and elevation.β€’ Left tackle Derrick Deese sprained his right ankle when Steve Young rolled on his leg.
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Verb table
sprain
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysprain
he, she, itsprains
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysprained
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sprained
he, she, ithas sprained
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sprained
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sprain
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sprained
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam spraining
he, she, itis spraining
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you, we, theyare spraining
Past
I, he, she, itwas spraining
you, we, theywere spraining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been spraining
he, she, ithas been spraining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been spraining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be spraining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been spraining
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