sprain /ˈspren/ 名詞
Sprain v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sprained p. pr. & vb. n. Spraining.] To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one's ankle.
Sprain, n. The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist.
Sprain fracture Med., the separation of a tendon from its point of insertion, with the detachment of a shell of bone to which the tendon is attached.
n : a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of
v : 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" [syn: twist, wrench,
turn, wrick, rick]