Synonyms of arm in English:

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arm 1


  • 1 she flapped her arms like wings
    upper limb, forelimb, appendage
    archaic member
  • 2 a jacket with the arms hacked off
  • 3 an arm of the sea
    inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voe;
    branch, strait(s), neck, narrows, sound, channel, passage, stretch of water, waterway
  • 4 the political arm of the separatist group
    branch, section, department, division, subdivision, wing, sector, chapter, lodge, detachment, agency, office, bureau, offshoot, satellite, extension
  • 5 the long arm of the law
    reach, power, force, authority, strength, might, potency
  • Phrases

    keep someone/something at arm's length
    she is wise enough to keep him at arm's length until he proposes marriage
    avoid, keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, circumvent, give a wide berth to

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    brachial relating to an arm
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    Synonyms of arm in English:

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    arm 2


  • 1 he had armed himself with a revolver
  • 2 one has to arm oneself against criticism
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