hy·​per·​ex·​tend | \ ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈstend How to pronounce hyperextend (audio) \
hyperextended; hyperextending; hyperextends

Definition of hyperextend

transitive verb

: to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal a hyperextended elbow also : to extend (something, such as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion hyperextended her neck

Other Words from hyperextend

hyperextension \ ˌhī-​pər-​ik-​ˈsten(t)-​shən How to pronounce hyperextend (audio) \ noun

Examples of hyperextend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without this braking action, your knee would hyperextend at the end of each stride. Jason Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 7 Oct. 2019 The Gluteus Maximus must be strong to extend and hyperextend the hip joint. Jon-erik Kawamoto, Outside Online, 7 July 2020 Giannis Antetokounmpo really did hyperextend his left knee just two weeks ago in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 13 July 2021 The two-time NBA MVP was forced off after appearing to hyperextend his left knee following an awkward landing in the third quarter of the game. Ben Church, CNN, 30 June 2021 Some people can naturally hyperextend more than others, but many end up tearing internal structures. Grace Mcdermott, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 June 2021 Fewer Russian characters would squeeze their palates, and fewer Irish characters would hyperextend their vowels. Reid Singer, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2020 Alabama guard Herbert Jones will be a game-time decision after hyperextending his elbow against Penn last week. Matt Zenitz | Mzenitz@al.com, al, 11 Nov. 2019 Starting center Hassan Whiteside hyperextended his left knee in the second quarter against the Thunder and, despite returning to play 13 minutes, 19 seconds in the second half, did not practice on Friday. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 1 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of hyperextend

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperextend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperextend. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for hyperextend


transitive verb
hy·​per·​ex·​tend | \ ˌhī-pə-rik-ˈstend How to pronounce hyperextend (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperextend

: to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal a hyperextended elbow also : to extend (as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion

Other Words from hyperextend

hyperextension \ -​ˈsten-​chən How to pronounce hyperextend (audio) \ noun


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