Synonyms for sprain

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I cried, as I pressed her to my breast, "it is nothing; only a sprain."

The injury to Justin's hand proved to be one of strain and sprain.

If I trained for a race, I was sure to sprain my ankle on the day when I was to run.

They watched him with some curiosity as he treated the sprain and studied the pulse.

It couldn't even have been a sprain, judging by the way he was standing there.

The ankle is treated as advised for sprain of that joint (p. 68).

This fracture might be taken for a dislocation or sprain of the ankle.

It happened that, some time after the curing of Darius's sprain, Atossa herself was sick.

A man may sprain his ankle, and certainly will knock his head.

It was in trying to recover himself when he fell that he got the sprain.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, of uncertain origin. The verb is attested from 1620s. A connection has been suggested to Middle French espraindre "to press out," from Latin exprimere, but the sense evolution is difficult.

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