Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sprain

1 sense of sprain

Sense 1
sprain -- (a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments)
       => wrench, twist, pull -- (a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sprain

1 sense of sprain

Sense 1
twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick -- (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")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

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