Synonyms of arm in English:



  • 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; estuary, firth; 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 marriageavoidkeep away fromstay away fromsteer clear ofcircumventgive a wide berth to

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