wrist


wrist
noun
ADJECTIVE
bony, slender, small, thin, tiny
limp, weak
broken, fractured, injured, sore, sprained
VERB + WRIST
catch (sb by), clasp, grab (sb by), grasp, grip, hold (sb by), seize, take sb by

‘Is it serious?’ she asked, clasping the doctor's wrist.

I turned to leave but he grabbed me by the wrist.

grab hold of, take hold of
bend, twist

He grabbed her wrist but she twisted it free.

encircle, enclose

Strong fingers encircled her tiny wrists.

rub
break, dislocate, fracture, sprain
bandage
bind, tie

The burglars bound the family's wrists behind their backs.

slash, slit

He slashed his wrists in a suicide attempt.

WRIST + NOUN
watch (usually wristwatch)
band (usually wristband), strap
action

The secret of making the ball spin is in the wrist action.

bone, joint
injury
PREPOSITION
around the/your wrist, round the/your wrist (esp. BrE)

A policeman snapped handcuffs around his wrists.

by the wrist, on the/your wrist

He wears weights on his wrists when he goes running.

PHRASES
a flick of the wrist

She sent the ball flying over the net with a flick of the wrist.


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  • Wrist — Wrist, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrist — wrist; wrist·band; wrist·bone; wrist·drop; wrist·er; wrist·let; wrist·lock; wrist·watch; wrist·work; …   English syllables

  • wrist — [rist] n. [ME < OE < base of wræstan, to twist, WREST] 1. the joint or part of the arm between the hand and the forearm; carpus 2. the corresponding part in an animal 3. the part of a sleeve, glove, etc. that covers the wrist 4. WRIST PIN ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • wrist — (n.) O.E. wrist, from P.Gmc. *wristiz (Cf. O.N. rist instep, O.Fris. wrist, M.Du. wrist, Ger. Rist back of the hand, instep ), from P.Gmc. *wrig , *wreik to turn (see WRY (Cf. wry)). The notion is the turning joint …   Etymology dictionary

  • wrist — S3 [rıst] n [: Old English;] the part of your body where your hand joins your arm on/around your wrist ▪ She had a gold watch on her wrist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrist — [ rıst ] noun count ** the part of your body between your hand and your arm: He looked at the gold watch on his wrist. a. slash your wrists to cut your wrists, especially in order to hurt or kill yourself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wrist|y — «RIHS tee», adjective. performed by flexure of the wrist; marked by or skilled in wristwork: »wristy shots or strokes, a wristy play …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrist — ► NOUN ▪ the joint connecting the hand with the forearm. ORIGIN Old English, probably related to WRITHE(Cf. ↑writhe) …   English terms dictionary

  • wrist|er — «RIHS tuhr», noun. U.S. Dialect. a wristlet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wrist — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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