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sprain

 (sprān)
n.
1. A painful wrenching or laceration of the ligaments of a joint.
2. The condition resulting from a sprain.
tr.v. sprained, sprain·ing, sprains
To cause a sprain to (a joint or ligament).

[Origin unknown.]

sprained

(spreɪnd)
adj
(Pathology) (of a joint) having been injured by a sudden twisting or wrenching of its ligaments
Translations

sprained

[ˈspreɪnd] adj
to have a sprained ankle → s'être foulé(e) la cheville, s'être fait(e) une entorse à la cheville
to have a sprained wrist → s'être foulé le poignet, s'être fait une entorse au poignet
References in classic literature ?
Her imagination was busy, her reflections were pleasant, and the pain of a sprained ankle was disregarded.
There are few who do not know the pain of walking on a sprained ankle.
Yes, and Miss Adele; they are in the dining-room, and John is gone for a surgeon; for master has had an accident; his horse fell and his ankle is sprained.
Early in June it happened that Agafea Mihalovna, the old nurse and housekeeper, in carrying to the cellar a jar of mushrooms she had just pickled, slipped, fell, and sprained her wrist.
Baynes' horse fell on him and sprained his ankle," Hanson hastened to explain.
It was they, these soldiers- wounded and unwounded- it was they who were crushing, weighing down, and twisting the sinews and scorching the flesh of his sprained arm and shoulder.
Pride does go before a fall, but I wonder if a sprained ankle always comes after it?
O that he had sprained his ankle in the first place
I did n't mean to," muttered Tom, as he hastily departed, leaving Polly to groan over her sprained wrist.
Would the creaking be much worse than the thud, and the difference worth the risk of a sprained ankle?
My right hand, as we drop on the ground together, gets twisted under me, and I feel that I have sprained my wrist.
Help me on to that low horse," said Wakem to Luke, "then I shall perhaps manage; though--confound it--I think this arm is sprained.