Idioms about arm
- to solicit or borrow money from: She put the arm on me for a generous contribution.
- to use force or violence on; use strong-arm tactics on: If they don't cooperate, put the arm on them.
Origin of arm1
OTHER WORDS FROM armarmed, adjectivearmlike, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH armalms, arms
Other definitions for arm (2 of 6)
Origin of arm2
OTHER WORDS FROM armarmless, adjective
Other definitions for arm (3 of 6)
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Origin of Ar.M.
How to use arm in a sentence
At St. Barnabas Hospital, Pellerano was listed in stable condition with wounds to his chest and arm.
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
Dossi initially was listed in critical condition with wounds to his arm and lower back.
She is wearing a crop top, and Andrew has his arm wrapped around her waist.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Women want a hot, young thing to parade around on their arm, too.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Grandmamma sits in her quaint arm-chair— Never was lady more sweet and fair!
She looked up in his face, leaning on his arm beneath the encircling shadow of the umbrella which he had lifted.
But the strength of his arm, and the bravery of his heart could not have defended him long against their determined attack.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for arm (1 of 4)
- the corresponding limb of any other vertebrate
- an armlike appendage of some invertebrates
Derived forms of armarmless, adjectivearmlike, adjective
Word Origin for arm
British Dictionary definitions for arm (2 of 4)
- to activate (a fuse) so that it will explode at the required time
- to prepare (an explosive device) for use by introducing a fuse or detonator
Word Origin for arm
British Dictionary definitions for arm (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for arm (4 of 4)
Medical definitions for arm
Other Idioms and Phrases with arm
In addition to the idioms beginning with arm
- arm and a leg
- armed to the teeth
- arm in arm
- at arm's length
- babe in arms
- forewarned is forearmed
- give one's eyeteeth (right arm)
- long arm of the law
- one-armed bandit
- put the arm on
- shot in the arm
- take up arms
- talk someone's arm off
- twist someone's arm
- up in arms
- with one arm tied behind
- with open arms