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pull a muscle

This page is about the collocation pull a muscle

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to injure a muscle by lifting something heavy or moving too quickly

For example

  • The doctor says I've pulled a muscle in my back.

  • If you don't do stretches before playing football, you could easily pull a muscle.

Note:
Related collocations include "pull a tendon" and "pull a ligament"

Quick Quiz

If you've "pulled a muscle", you've

a. damaged it

b. contracted it

c. strengthened it

Contributor: Matt Errey