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  • to overstrain or wrench (the ligaments of an ankle, wrist, or other joint) so as to injure without fracture or dislocation [Webster]
  • a violent straining or wrenching of the parts around a joint, without dislocation [Webster]
  • a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint with stretching or tearing of ligaments [Taisha]

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