sprain

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspreɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spreɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sprān)

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sprain

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [serious, severe, minor] sprain
  2. a [sore, painful] sprain
  3. has a [shoulder, knee] sprain
  4. stay off [the, your] sprain
  5. [nurse, treat] a [foot] sprain
  6. need to rest your sprain
  7. put ice on the sprain
  8. keep your sprain elevated
  9. felt a sudden [knee] sprain
  10. got a sprain [playing squash, while running]
  11. get the sprain checked out (by a doctor)
  12. is on crutches after the sprain
  13. a sprain or strain
v
  1. sprained her [ankle, wrist, foot]
  2. sprained my [ankle] playing [football, squash, basketball]
  3. sprain a ligament
  4. [prone, likely, bound] to sprain
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