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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And it was a breath of fresh air to watch women play strong, senior characters instead of stereotypical helpless wimps who inevitably fall and sprain their ankle whenever there's a chase.
In a recent study of 2,500 college intramural basketball players, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle determined that those who wore low-top sneakers with no ankle taping were the most likely to sprain their ankles (special athletic tape is often wrapped around ankles to help prevent injuries).