Sprain one's ankle

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Definition

to sprain one's ankle: to twist, to injure the bone between the leg and the foot
idiom
I sprained my ankle playing soccer over the weekend. I jumped up and fell down on it too hard.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I sprained my wrist playing tennis.
US: Be careful not to sprain your ankle.
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Examples

  • "I believe one elderly man sprained his ankle, and a child lost her doll, but both of these incidents were unrelated to the crash itself."
  • "My horse has sprained his groin playing polo again!"

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