sprain

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sprain(
spreyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (injury)
a. el esguince
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor recommended that I rest for two weeks so that the sprain could get better.El médico me recomendó reposo durante dos semanas para que el esguince mejorara.
b. la torcedura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Put some ice on that sprain and let's go to the hospital.Ponte algo de hielo en la torcedura y vámonos al hospital.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to wrench)
a. torcerse
I sprained my ankle while going down the stairs.Me torcí el tobillo mientras bajaba las escaleras.
b. hacerse un esguince en
The athlete sprained his wrist during the tennis match.El atleta se hizo un esguince en la muñeca durante el partido de tenis.
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sprain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (injury)
a. el torcedura f, esguince
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
to sprain one's ankle/wristtorcerse el tobillo/la muñeca
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sprain [spreɪn]
noun
torcedura (f)
transitive verb
torcer
to sprain one's wrist/ankle hacerse un esguince en la muñeca/el tobillo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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