- nounADJECTIVE▪ bony, slender, small, thin, tiny▪ limp, weak▪ broken, fractured, injured, sore, sprainedVERB + 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▪ injuryPREPOSITION▪ 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.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.