sprain (one's) ankle

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sprain (one's) ankle

1. Literally, to injure ligaments in one's ankle by wrenching or suddenly twisting them. At first I thought I had only sprained my ankle, but it turns out I actually broke a few bones when I fell like that.
2. obsolete euphemism To be or become pregnant. I heard the poor lass was taken in by a rake and ended up spraining her ankle.
See also: ankle, sprain

sprain one's ankle

to become pregnant. She has, ah, sprained her ankle. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
See also: ankle, sprain

sprain one’s ankle

tv. to become pregnant. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
See also: ankle, sprain
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Turmeric not only helps to fight the inflammation, but also reduce swelling and pain, and rest the muscle so it can treat sprained ankle effectively.
Shaq added: "Apart from my sprained ankle, I've got bruises on the back of my head and back and it hurts to chew.
After a sprained ankle is treated, a small percentage of patients may still experience pain and instability.
Another woman, aged in her 70s, had a sprained ankle and cuts and bruises to her legs, while a woman in her 30s suffered a broken tooth, swollen jaw and bruises to her legs, police said.
NEYMAR is set to miss up to two months with a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle, according to his father.
Paris St Germain forward Neymar will be operated on in Brazil at the end of this week after he suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle on Sunday, the club said.
PG Reggie Jackson is out with a severely sprained ankle and not expected back until February.
That seriousness fills the songs on Baker's two solo albums, 'Sprained Ankle' from 2015 " an independent release that found a snowballing word-of-mouth audience " and now 'Turn Out the Lights.' She writes sparse, devastating ballads and sings them with a voice that's both richly melodic and disarmingly natural.
He was replaced by Rhys Priestland, whose goalkicking helped haul Wales back into the contest from 13-0 adrift, with head coach Warren Gatland confirming afterwards that Biggar had suffered a sprained ankle.
Oklahoma City's super star Kevin Durant was absent because of an sprained ankle. But he had started doing some shooting practise before the game.
It is the latest in a string of health issues for the 61-year-old leader, who has accumulated more than a month of convalescence this year for such conditions as sore throat, hip pain and a sprained ankle. Last year, surgeons removed a blood clot from her skull.
Playing footie is like some sort of obstacle course where the winner is the person left without a sprained ankle.
Neymar has recovered from a sprained ankle, Barcelona's medical team said on Friday, and the Brazilian could feature in La Liga at the weekend as well as Tuesday's Champions League clash against Manchester City.
The other reveller escaped with a sprained ankle in the accident in the early hours yesterday.