verb (used with object)
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Idioms for limb
Origin of limb1
synonym study for limb
OTHER WORDS FROM limblimbless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH limblimb , limn
Words nearby limb
Definition for limb (2 of 2)
- the upper spreading part of a gamopetalous corolla.
- the expanded portion of a petal, sepal, or leaf.
Example sentences from the Web for limb
They’ve got an extra set of limbs — two human arms plus four horse legs.
The reps are performed slowly, taking ten seconds up and ten seconds down, without locking the limbs or resting at the top or bottom of the motion.
Just wrap it around a green limb bent into a circle and face it into the sun.
A 2019 meta-analysis found no benefits to muscle strength, and another 2019 meta-analysis found benefits to upper limb but not lower limb muscle strength.
Her hair’s a mess, her limbs are streaked with blood, and there’s a ball-busting steeliness in her eyes.Promising Young Woman Starts with a Cathartic Blast. Then It Gets Bogged Down With Cynicism|Stephanie Zacharek|January 15, 2021|Time
Inevitably, the old visceral “hands-on” flying skills, no longer much employed by pilots, have atrophied like an unused limb.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Mating with a cousin or brother is safer than risking life and limb to mate with an outsider.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We can do anything here from open heart surgery to limb amputations,” he says.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some might want to be the star, others to direct, but it takes a special breed to want to risk life and limb as a stuntman.Amateur Stuntmen, the iPhone 6, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So now, keeping all that in mind, how many Afghans do you think risked life and limb to cast their ballot?Would You Risk Your Life to Vote? It Looks Like 7 Million Afghans Did.|Dean Obeidallah|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The secretary trembled in his every limb; his eyes shunned his master's as his master's had shunned Garnache's awhile ago.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
"You have give a limb," repeated Perry, emphasizing the announcement by shaking his finger at the old man.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Those in favor of hanging carried the day, so he was led under the projecting limb of a tree and a rope placed around his neck.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Scattergood, with great show of solicitude, dispatched a youngster to the deacon's house for his extra limb.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
It was such a partition as is effected by hacking a living man limb from limb.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for limb (1 of 2)
- in a precarious or questionable position
- British isolated, esp because of unpopular opinions
Derived forms of limblimbless, adjective
Word Origin for limb
British Dictionary definitions for limb (2 of 2)
- the expanded upper part of a bell-shaped corolla
- the expanded part of a leaf, petal, or sepal
Word Origin for limb
Medical definitions for limb
Scientific definitions for limb
Idioms and Phrases with limb
see out on a limb; risk life and limb.