Definition of stiff-arm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstif ˌärm/


[with object]
Tackle or fend off (a person) by extending an arm rigidly.
Example sentences
  • He nailed one in the jaw with the butt of his gun, but the other cop caught him behind the knees with his pistol, then spun around and stiff-armed him with his left arm.
  • Mention his name and just try to imagine him doing something other than stiff-arming a tackler and high-stepping into the endzone.
  • The baserunner, however, can counter this by stiff-arming his opponent or doing a rough slide into the base.

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Syllabification: stiff-arm

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