arm

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɑːrm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɑrm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ärm)


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arm

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. your [right, left, dominant, week] arm
  2. my [upper, lower] arm
  3. [a robotic, a prosthetic, an artificial] arm
  4. a [control, crane, suspension] arm
  5. have [long, short, strong, thick, nice] arms
  6. swing your arms (when you walk)
  7. [lift, raise] your arms
  8. shake your arms out (after the workout)
  9. [they, doctors, the surgeon] had to amputate his arm
  10. had his arm amputated
  11. lost his arm in [the war, an accident]
  12. I got [an injection, a vaccine] in my arm
  13. put my arm around her (waist, shoulders)
  14. she [squeezed, pinched, nudged] his arm
  15. a [snake, dog] bit her in the arm
  16. he [collapsed, fell, ran] into her arms
  17. she [fell asleep, collapsed] in my arms
  18. my arm [hurts, feels cold]
  19. would give an arm and a leg for
  20. it (must have) cost an arm and a leg
  21. an arm of [congress, the committee]
  22. the [door, book, key] was within arm's reach
  23. keep her at arm's length
  24. the arm of [his shirt, her blouse, my sweater]
  25. on the arm of the chair
  26. (elude) the long arm of the law
  27. [the family's] coat of arms
  28. nuclear arms
  29. [lay, put] down their arms
  30. take up arms against the [enemy, threat]
n as adj
  1. use the arm rest
  2. an arms [cache, dealer, trafficker]
  3. the (nuclear) arms race
v
  1. arm the [troops, civilians, military, soldiers]
  2. arm them with [rifles, knives, guns, missiles]
  3. armed with [rifles]
  4. arm yourself [for battle, with solid arguments]
  5. arm themselves against [the enemy, their opponents]
  6. [heavily, lightly, poorly, inadequately] armed
  7. [entered, broke in, assaulted her] armed (with)
  8. arming for [war, battle]
  9. arming and [disarming, training, equipping, refueling]
  10. [strong, stiff] armed
  11. [responsible, ready] for arming
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